Kick the Flu

  • Contrary to popular belief, the influenza season often lasts until mid-May. Because the flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, it is crucial that parents have access to flu information and resources year round. Even though most children infected with influenza recover with little to no complications, some cases result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. 

    According to the CDC, "Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu." Typically the flu season is from September through March of each year, but can last until mid-May. Because the flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, it is crucial that parents have access to flu information and resources year round. Even though most children infected with influenza recover with little to no complications, some cases result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. 

    CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu).

    1. Get a Flu vaccine each year.
    2. Use preventative actions to prevent the spread of germs.
    3. Seek early treatment if you suspect the flu.

    You can read more about Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu.

    Visit the Texas Flu website or the CDC flu website for more information.

Student Flu Clinics

  • SMCISD partners with Healthy Schools, LLC to provide flu vaccinations for elementary and middle school students each fall. Information is sent to parents at the start of the school year including consent forms. In order a student to receive the flu vaccine the consent form must be returned. Healthy Schools will bill insurance, but there is no out of pocket cost for parent/guardians. 2018-2019 Flu clinic dates are 9/28/18 for elementary campuses and 9/28/18 for secondary campuses.

Staff Flu Clinics

  • If the staff member has the school insurance, the flu shot is free. Spouses can come as well if they are on the plan.  Please bring a copy of insurance card and Driver License.  You can get online and fill out paperwork that will speed the process up.  Any staff member can go to any location for their vaccine. Vaccine clinics are held annually. 2017 clinics ran from 10/9-10/12/17

    You can sign up for the vaccines online. (https://www.passageware.com/ClinicSignUp/SanMarcosCISD/)