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Flu vaccine info for Trussville students

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — There will be two opportunities for Trussville City Schools students to receive the flu vaccine at school this year.

Insurance coverage determines which opportunity is applicable for your child. No child is eligible for both. However, insurance coverage isn’t required in order for your student to get the flu vaccine at school.

The Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program is for students of parents with Blue Cross Blue Shield PEEHIP insurance. There is no charge for the vaccine. Parents will have the option of choosing an intranasal or an injectable vaccine for your child if he or she meets the criteria specified on the Influenza Vaccine Administration Form. 

The PEEHIP vaccine will be administered at Paine Primary, Paine Intermediate and Hewitt-Trussville High schools on Sept. 23. Forms are due by Sept. 9. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School will have its day Oct. 20. Forms are due by Sept. 30 for HTMS.

The Teach Flu A Lesson Vaccine Program is for students of parents with other insurance or no insurance. Students with no insurance will be provided their flu vaccine at no cost.

The Teach Flu A Lesson Vaccine Program will be administered at all four Trussville schools Oct. 2. All forms are due by Sept. 25.

For more information and necessary forms to fill out, contact your child’s school or email Dana.Depew@trussvillecityschools.com.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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