Biddeford School Department will be hosting a Drive-thru Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, October 1st from 5-7 PM at the Biddeford Middle School Bus Loop, 25 Tiger Way. We will be partnering with Northern Light Home Care and Hospice to provide this clinic to our students, families, and employees. If your child is unable to attend the Drive-thru clinic, the BSD will provide school-based clinics for students only, if necessary, on October 5th or 6th.
Please read the Vaccine Information Sheets [Flu (Arabic here) and Live Flu (Arabic here)] and complete the Health Screen & Permission Form (Arabic here). The completed form can be brought with you to the Drive-thru Clinic or return it to the school by Friday, October 2nd to participate in the school-based clinic on October 5/6. Please fill out insurance information correctly. Although the vaccine is provided at no charge, there is a cost to administer the vaccine. All forms must be filled out completely. Children presenting with an incomplete form will not receive their vaccine. There will be no out of pocket cost.
All clinics will have injectable vaccine. In addition, FluMist (nasal spray) may be available at some clinics. We cannot guarantee it for all clinics. Unless you clearly mark which type of vaccine you prefer, and there no contraindication to either type of vaccine, the nurse at the clinic will determine which type of vaccine to use for your child.
For information about flu and the vaccine go to www.maineflu.gov
For questions about the flu vaccine, call Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Maine CDC) at 1-800-867-4775, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For questions about the vaccine clinics, please call the school nurse.