The Bibb County school system will begin offering flu vaccines to students at school Oct. 1.
Letters and consent forms are being sent home with students for participation in the vaccination program. Students must have a signed consent form to receive the flu vaccination, which will be available by nasal mist or shot, according to a release from the system.
The vaccines that are given during the school-based campaign are available at no out-of-pocket expense to parents. Insurance will be filed for students who are covered by Medicaid, PeachCare, Wellcare, Peachstate, Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia PPO, or a State Health Benefit Plan through United Healthcare or Cigna.
The program runs from Oct. 1-11.
The flu vaccination program schedule is:
Monday, Oct. 1: Alexander II Magnet School, Brookdale Elementary, Carter Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Vineville
Academy, Williams Elementary;
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Hartley Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Ingram-Pye Elementary, Riley Elementary, Skyview Elementary, Union Elementary;
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Bruce Elementary, Burdell-Hunt Elementary, Heard Elementary, Jones Elementary, King-Danforth
Elementary, Porter Elementary
Thursday, October 4: Barden Elementary, Burghard Elementary, Lane Elementary, Northwoods Academy, Rice Elementary, Taylor Elementary;
Friday, Oct. 5: Bernd Elementary, Elam Alexander Academy, Howard High, Howard Middle, Morgan Elementary;
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Ballard-Hudson Middle, Bloomfield Middle, Southwest High, Weaver Middle, Westside High;
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Appling Middle, Central High, Hutchings Career Center, Miller Magnet Middle, Northeast High;
Thursday, Oct. 11: Rutland High, Rutland Middle