Stop Flu at School

About the Program

Stop Flu at School (SFAS), Hawaii’s school-located vaccination program, is an innovative partnership between the State of Hawaii Departments of Health and Education.  The Stop Flu at School program aims to improve the health of Hawaii’s keiki, families, and kupuna by preventing the spread of influenza (flu) through vaccination.

Through the Stop Flu at School program, all children attending participating elementary and middle schools are offered FREE flu vaccine at school, during the school day.  The program is voluntary for schools and students.

This program is endorsed by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Hawaii Association of Family Practitioners.

Stop Flu at School (SFAS) Update

For the 2018–19 influenza season, Stop Flu at School influenza vaccination clinics will be offered to all elementary and intermediate public schools in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties.  The program will also be available to a selected number of eligible public schools on Oahu. Oahu eligibility criteria include public schools which in previous years had at least 40 percent of their student enrollment participating in the Department of Education’s Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program. All neighbor island public schools are eligible to participate in SFAS as access to healthcare in those counties can often be a challenge. Because of limited funding and resource constraints, SFAS is no longer offered to private schools. Clinics will be held from October – December 2018. Because of purchasing restrictions, only flu shots will be offered though the SFAS program this year.

Parents/guardians of school-aged children, especially children that have health conditions that place them at higher risk for serious complications due to influenza illness, may contact their child’s healthcare provider about receiving the flu vaccine in their office.  Most health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines.  Check with your insurance provider for details of coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources

If you have any questions regarding the Stop Flu at School program, please call 2-1-1, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm or email schoolflu.helpdesk@doh.hawaii.gov.

2007–2011 SFAS Summary Report

Videos

Stop Flu at School TV spot

Learn about the importance of flu vaccination.

Fight the Flu

Stop Flu at School Clinic
Learn about Hawaii’s school-located vaccination program

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Last reviewed April 2018