Vaccine program to be held in NYC schools

(AP) - The New York City health department is holding aweeklong vaccination program in six schools, including P.S. 46 Edgar Allan Poe School in the

THE BRONX - (AP) - The New York City health department is holding aweeklong vaccination program in six schools, including P.S. 46 Edgar Allan Poe School in the Bronx.

The program is in preparation for this fall's vaccination effortagainst H1N1, the swine flu. Next week from Monday to Friday,trained nurses will administer the seasonal influenza vaccine tothe approximately 700 students in schools in the five boroughs.

The program aims to find efficient ways to immunize largenumbers of children in schools. Within the next few weeks, parentsof elementary school students will receive consent forms to sign ifthey want their children to receive the H1N1 vaccine at school. Theactual vaccination effort will start in October and continue forapproximately eight weeks.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Police have made an arrest in connection with 2 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Norwood residents are advocating for more security and 3 Residents demand better security, lighting after man beaten in lobby
Police say the 22-year-old victim was found shot 4 Police: Man injured in Crotona Parkway shooting
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 5 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE