The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated this season.
School nurses play a key role in getting the word out about flu vaccine. Stay informed!
Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Management in the School Setting: Principles and Practice - October 2012
In the NASN Online Learning Center
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Fighting the Flu Happens at School!
A newly revised resource from NASN – a month-by-month educational campaign to help the school raise awareness about the importance of seasonal influenza vaccination. Each month features a vaccine focus, national activities, suggested actions and sample resources. Resources can be torn out of the hard-copy version of the booklet. The online booklet provides the web address to access these resources. Download the booklet. A limited number of hard copies are also available. Email email@example.com with your address.
Fight the Flu Patient Education Program
Free educational materials provided by MedImmune Advocacy to NASN Members. Materials are designed to help deliver easy-to-read information for students and families on influenza. The program highlights key facts about the flu and promotes awareness of the importance of vaccination to prevent the spread of flu. Learn more.
School Nurses Influenza Vaccination Commitment
NASN and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, of which NASN is a member, urge school nurses to display this poster in prominent places throughout your school to demonstrate your commitment to protecting your students and community by preventing seasonal influenza. Download this poster.
Leading by Example - A Commitment to Prevent Influenza
Since September 21, 2011, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases launched an initiative that calls on community leaders in healthcare, business, education, and policy to "lead by example" by making a commitment to influenza prevention. Post this commitment in your school.
Also on this page:
What is the difference between seasonal and pandemic influenza? What is a "variant" virus?
• Seasonal influenza
• Pandemic influenza
• Variant (swine origin) influenza viruses
Hull, H.F. & Ambrose, C.S. (2011). The impact of school-located influenza vaccination programs on student absenteeism: A review of the U.S. literature. The Journal of School Nursing, 27(1), 34-42.
Jenlink, C.H., Kuehnert, P., & Mazyck, D. (2010). Influenza vaccinations, Fall 2009: Model school-located vaccination clinics. The Journal of School Nursing, 26(4 supp), 7S-13S.
Williams, V., Rousculp, M. Price, M., et al.) (2012). Elementary school–located influenza vaccine programs: Key stakeholder experiences from initiation to continuation. The Journal of School Nursing, 28, 256-267. doi:10.1177/1059840512438776
Influenza School-located Vaccination (SLV): Information for Planners
From the CDC.
Public Health Access to Student Health Data
Guidance for School Administrators to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza in K-12 Schools
**Continuing Education from NASN**
Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Management in the School Setting: Principles and Practice
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Fighting Flu Begins with You!
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Championing School-Located Influenza Immunization - The School Nurse's Role
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Supported by an educational grant from MedImmune.
School-Located Vaccination Clinics – Lessons Learned from Fall 2009
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This program is supported by an educational grant from MedImmune.
It’s A SNAP
From School Network for Absenteeism Prevention. Intended for elementary and middle school. Many resources, facts, and links. Partnered with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Soap and Detergent Association.
Henry the Hand
From Henry the Hand Foundation. Intended for elementary. Information, classroom activities, downloadable songs and video. Some activity sheets and posters in international languages.
From NSF International. Intended for elementary. Webisodes, downloadable materials, and classroom acitivities.
From Buffalo and Orange County Chapters of American Red Cross and Think Bright. Activities, lesson plans and resources.
Put Your Hands Together - video on handwashing
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
School-located Vaccination (SLV) Summit – White Paper Published November 2011
NASN, NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials), and ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) co-hosted a meeting November 16-17, 2010 in Washington D.C. focused on promoting school-located vaccination as a societal norm to increase vaccine uptake in particular influenza vaccine.
Families Fighting Flu
This non-profit, volunteer-based organization made up of families who have all lost a child to the flu is dedicated to educating people about the severity of influenza and the importance of vaccinating children against the flu every year.
Seasonal Influenza information from the CDC
Immunization Action Coalition
Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition
Page Last Updated September 2012