Protect Your Kids This School Year

Get Them Vaccinated Just in Time for School

By Nadina Taylor August 6, 2023

Dear Parents,

As we gear up for the new school year, it's crucial to prioritize the health and well-being of our children. With the return to in-person learning in September, kids will be exposed to various germs and viruses. Therefore, we strongly urge you to ensure that your children are up to date on their flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations. These preventive measures will not only safeguard their health but also contribute to a safe and successful academic year.

1. The Importance of Flu Shots: Flu season typically coincides with the start of the school year, making it essential for children to receive their annual flu shots. Here's why:

a. Protection Against Influenza: Influenza can lead to severe illness, hospitalization, and even death. By getting vaccinated, your child can significantly reduce their risk of contracting the flu and its complications.

b. Preventing the Spread: Vaccinated children act as a barrier, preventing the flu virus from spreading to vulnerable individuals, such as younger siblings, grandparents, and those with weakened immune systems.

c. Uninterrupted Learning: By protecting your child from the flu, you minimize the chances of them missing school days due to illness. This ensures consistent learning and academic progress.

2. The Significance of COVID-19 Vaccinations: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of vaccinations more than ever. Here's why your child should receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

a. Protection for the Whole Community: Vaccinating children against COVID-19 not only safeguards their health but also contributes to achieving herd immunity. This protects vulnerable members of our community who cannot be vaccinated, such as infants and individuals with certain medical conditions.

b. Safeguarding In-Person Learning: Vaccinated children are less likely to contract and spread COVID-19, reducing the risk of school closures and disruptions to in-person learning.

c. Peace of Mind: By ensuring your child is vaccinated against COVID-19, you can have peace of mind knowing that they are protected from the potentially severe consequences of the virus.

Remember, getting vaccinated is a responsible and caring choice for your child's health and the well-being of those around them. We encourage you to consult your child's healthcare provider to discuss the appropriate vaccines and schedule their appointments accordingly.

Together, let's make this school year a safe and healthy one for our children. If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Wishing you and your family good health and a successful academic year!