IMPORTANT H1N1 Vaccination UPDATE

The following letter was given to your student on Monday, November 16, 2009.  Please review the information carefully to determine what is necessary to have your student receive the vaccination. 
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Dear Parent: 

The Richmond Health District Director, Dr. Avula, has contacted us with an update on H1N1 flu vaccinations. At this time, the immunization given by injection is in very limited supply. The doses that are available are being used for elementary students in Richmond and they have only been able to vaccinate approximately 50% of the elementary schools. However, they do have a more abundant supply of the nasal spray vaccine. Arrangements have been made with a number of medical volunteers to administer the nasal spray for those interested students here at Maggie Walker on this Thursday, November 19 from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

Click HERE for specific information regarding the nasal spray H1N1 vaccine.
Click HERE for general information regarding the H1N1 vaccinations.


If you signed and returned the previous authorization form, you do NOT need to fill out another medical  form. That form will be good for the nasal spray vaccine. Since we initially indicated that we would only give the injection, we ask you to sign this letter (see the link in RED below) in the appropriate spot and have your student return this letter to their teacher during the first period of the day on Tuesday, November 17 or Wednesday, November 18.

Some parents may now wish to have their student(s) take the vaccine but had not returned a form several weeks ago.  Click HERE to view, print and complete a permission form. Please return the completed form to school with your student AND THIS SIGNED LETTER (see the link in RED below).

We apologize for the challenges with this but it is clear that everyone is working hard to provide support for our school. If you have added questions, please feel free to contact the Richmond Health District at 205-3721 or your family physician.

Sincerely,

Fred Morton

Click HERE to view and print out a copy of this letter.    Please return the signed letter to 1st period teachers by Wednesday, November 18.  

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