The 2020-21 injectable Influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be given free of charge to students at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will be onsite to administer the vaccine in Room 201. This opportunity to have your child vaccinated is strongly encouraged, but it is NOT mandatory.
Please see the linked Consent Form. For your child to be vaccinated, the 2020 Influenza “Flu” Vaccine School-Based Clinic Consent Form must be:
- FULLY completed and SIGNED by the parent or legal guardian.
- Completed for EACH CHILD (you must return a separate form for each child you want vaccinated)
- Returned to the school Office by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020.
The injectable flu vaccine (flu shot) is the only type of flu vaccine that will be offered. FluMist nasal spray will not be given this season. The Vaccine Information Statement for the flu shot can be found at: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ . You may also contact your school Office or the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services for Vaccine Information Statements.
If you decline, or do not return the required permission form to the school, the free flu vaccine will not be given to your student at school.
If you return the consent form, and your child receives the flu vaccine elsewhere, it is important that you notify your school Office immediately. This will prevent your child from receiving an unnecessary second dose of vaccine.
Boone County’s free flu vaccine program is made possible by these generous partners:
- MU Children’s Hospital
- David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
These organizations are funding free flu shots for all Boone County children age 6 months – 18 years of age. Children who do not get the vaccine at school may receive free flu shots at the health department clinic, 1005 West Worley. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 573-874-7356.
If you do not have access to a printer, please stop by the Office to pick up a form. Our office hours are 7AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. We can also mail a form if requested by September 16. If you have any further questions please contact the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-445-7700.