SCPHN partners with schools and other community partners to provide flu shots throughout Strafford County. Both children and adults can get free flu shots at these clinics. SCPHN prioritizes schools and communities where people are more likely to have challenges getting their flu shot like people with transportation issues, those who are under- or un-insured, and those who aren't connected to a doctor or healthcare provider.
How you can prevent the flu from spreading:
- Get vaccinated! You can visit your doctor's office, pharmacy, urgent cares and public flu clinics like ours to receive your flu shot. You can find the current flu Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) here.
- Wash your hands! Make sure to wash your hands frequently to help reduce the chance of spreading germs.
- Keep your hands off your face! Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth to keep out any germs you may have picked up along the way.
- Cover your coughs & sneezes! To stop the spread of germs that can make you and others sick.
- Stay home if you're sick or don't feel well! This will keep you away from others and keep you from spreading a possible illness, like the flu, to others.
Visit the CDC's website here for more information about how you can stop the spread of the flu.
Why sign your child up for this year’s school-based flu clinic?
- It is provided at NO COST to your family.
- Your child will be less likely to get the flu and miss school time.
- You won’t have to miss work when your child is sick with the flu.
- You won’t have to make a trip to your medical provider!
The best way to protect against the flu and its complications is to get a flu vaccine each year. Anyone can catch the flu, but rates of infection are often highest among children. Some children may suffer from complications if they have other health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recommend that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine. With back-to-school time comes a whole checklist of things you need to take care of to get the year started off right. The Public Health Network school-based flu clinics, where your child can get an annual flu vaccine, can help take care of important health needs in the comfort of their own school.
This guide, created by the CDC, offers more reasons to get the influenza.
You can find the CDC's most updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) here
Please contact SCPHN@GoodwinCH.org for more information
Which schools do we visit?
The Strafford County Public Health Network visits more than 20 schools throughout Strafford County to offer free influenza vaccinations to students with parent/guardian consent. Contact your school nurse for more information and to sign your student up!
Volunteer with our Flu Clinics
Our School- & Community-Based Flu Clinics rely on clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help us provide vaccines to people in our communities. We are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand during flu clinic season. Join our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) on NHResponds to volunteer with us!
Flu Clinic Volunteer Training:
Our medical direction provider, OnSite Medical, has a checklist of training for both medical (vaccinators) and non-medical volunteers. You can find those checklists & more information about volunteering with our vaccination clinics on our Volunteer Page here.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Julie with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org