2013 Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will conduct free, seasonal flu vaccine clinics throughout MCPS in November.
For students to receive a flu shot at any of these clinics, a parent, guardian, or adult must accompany them and bring a completed and signed Consent Form (see below). The vaccination for seasonal flu is entirely voluntary and is NOT required for school.
School-based Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates
Vaccination Clinic Dates
On Friday, November 1, 2013, DHHS will
hold vaccination clinics to administer nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist) for school-aged children only at:
- John F. Kennedy High School
1901 Randolph Rd.
Silver Spring, Md. 20902
Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Dr.
Rockville, Md. 20852
- Seneca Valley High School
19401 Crystal Rock Dr.
Germantown, Md. 20874
The clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Parents or guardians must make appointments for their child
to receive a vaccination at these clinics either online or by calling 311.
On Monday, November
11 and Tuesday, November 12, 2013, DHHS will conduct flu vaccination
clinics in all MCPS elementary schools. School Health Services Nurses and School
Health Room Aides will administer nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist).
Vaccinations will be
given only to those children enrolled in the elementary schools where the
clinic is held. Parents must sign up for appointments by contacting the
school’s health room. The two-hour clinics will begin 30 minutes after students
are dismissed for the day.
Flu clinic schedule
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Information
For information on other seasonal flu vaccine clinics in Montgomery County and to make an appointment, check the county’s flu website or call 311.
Other Seasonal Flu Vaccination Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheets
Flu Vaccination Consent Forms
In order for your child to receive a vaccination at a Montgomery County clinic, parents and guardians must complete and sign a Consent Form, available in multiple languages below.
How You Can Prevent the Flu
- Get vaccinated
- Vaccination is the BEST protection
- Get the seasonal flu vaccine – everyone should be vaccinated
- Practice good hygiene
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve if you don’t have a tissue
- Put used tissues into a waste basket right away
- Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- If you or a family member gets the flu
- Stay home from work or school if you have flu-like symptoms (fever of 100 degrees or greater with a cough or sore throat)
- Children should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school
- Follow your doctor’s orders
- Avoid close contact with others, especially anyone who is sick
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink clear fluids
- Avoid using alcohol or tobacco
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean hands with soap and water or sanitizer