Stop Flu at School
A flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu and everyone can benefit from that protection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccination every year. This year, based on Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, only the injectable flu vaccine (inactivated influenza vaccine, IIV) will be administered.
The Hawaii Department of Health and partner organizations continue to be committed to “Stop Flu at School” vaccination clinics this year. Due to multiple factors, Stop Flu at School clinics will be delayed this year with the majority of clinics occurring in January.
- Parents/guardians of school-aged children, especially children that may have other health conditions that place them at higher risk for serious complications due to influenza illness, may wish to speak with their child’s physician about receiving the flu vaccine in their office.
- We support parents who choose to have their children vaccinated earlier in the flu season at their pediatrician’s office.
- Most health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines. Check with your insurance provider for details of coverage.
- Stay tuned for more updates!
For more information about influenza or the flu vaccine, talk to your doctor or other health care professional, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu or call CDC at 1-800-CDCINFO (800-232-4636).
SFAS Information for Clinic Staff
Stop Flu at School, Hawaii’s school-located vaccination program, is an innovative partnership between the State of Hawaii Departments of Health and Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and Hawaii Catholic Schools. This program is endorsed by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Hawaii Association of Family Practitioners.
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.
Since the Stop Flu at School program began in 2007, over 50,000 students have received the influenza vaccine (inactivated influenza vaccine or live attenuated influenza vaccine) through the school-located immunization clinics annually.
To view the 2007-2011 SFAS Summary Report, CLICK HERE or click on the report icon below.
If you have any questions regarding the Stop Flu at School program, please call 2-1-1, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.