Each fall, the SCPHN partners with schools to provide school-based flu clinics in schools throughout Strafford County. Children can get free flu shots at these clinics. SCPHN prioritizes schools where children are most likely to be uninsured.
During the 2017 season, we vaccinated 1,225 students. Of those, 483 had Medicaid or were uninsured. This year, we are hoping to reach even more students.
Volunteer with our Flu Clinics
Our School- & Community-Based Flu Clinics rely on clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help us provide vaccines to kids in our communities. We are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand during flu clinic season. If you are interested in volunteering at our flu clinics, please reach out to SCPHN@GoodwinCH.org.
Flu Clinic Volunteer Training:
Please read the documents to the right, complete the quizes, and watch the CDC guide on Personal Protective Equipment before volunteering at one of our clinics. Completed quizes and PPE guide certification can be sent to SCPHN@GoodwinCH.org.
- Mobile Vaccine Clinic Guideline During COVID-19
- Mobile Vaccine Clinic Guideline During COVID-19 Quiz
- Just In Time Training
- Just In Time Training Quiz
- Alternative Mobile Vaccine Clinic Models Training
- Alternative Mobile Vaccine Clinic Models Training Quiz
- How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE)
New in 2020, SCPHN will be working with organizations, businesses & others in the community to organize flu clinics for anyone to get their flu shot! Check-out our calendar here to see any upcoming clinics that are open to the public.
It is more important than ever this year to protect yourself against the flu and keep yourself healthy. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older receive their vaccine annually.
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.
- 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.
Which schools do we visit?
The Strafford County Public Health Network will be visiting the schools listed below offering free influenza vaccinations to students who come prepared with parent/guardian consent.
- Somersworth High School
- Somersworth Middle School
- Henry Wilson Memorial School (Farmington)
- Farmington High School
- Nute Middle & High School (Milton)
- Middleton Elementary School
- Maplewood Elementary School (Somersworth)
- Rollinsford Grade School
- Milton Elementary School
- Valley View Elementary School (Farmington)
- Idlehurst Elementary School (Somersworth)
- Dover Middle School
- East Rochester School
- Horne Street School (Dover)
- Woodman Park School (Dover)
- New Durham Elementary School
- Dover High School
- Garrison Elementary School (Dover)
- Spaulding High School (Rochester)
Why sign your child up for this year’s 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.
Please contact SCPHN@GoodwinCH.org for more information