What is VIP Project?
A program to administer influenza vaccines to 2,000 students in the Campbell County School district during the fall of 2016.
Who is Involved?
Campbell County Healthcare Foundation
Campbell County Public Health
Campbell County School District
Campbell County Health
Improve attendance in Campbell County School district by reducing absences due to influenza
Provide access to influenza vaccination for students who may not otherwise be vaccinated, due to parent's work schedules, lack of transportation or cost of vaccination.
Track the program's effectiveness by analyzing influenza indidence data, vaccination rates, CCSD absenteeism and other data.
Decrease employee absenteeism in Campbell County businesses due to influenza.
How Does It Work?
Your child will receive a consent form in their back-to-school packet. A parent or guardian needs to fill out and sign the consent form and return in to the school no later than September 30th, 2016.
Your child will receive their flu vaccination between October and November 2016.
Your child will receive an injectable vaccine from a Public Health nurse.
What is a Influenza Vaccination?
Influenza (Flu) vaccines immunizes against the respiratory flu NOT gastrointestinal upset characterized by nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps commonly called "the flu". The 2016-2017 flu vaccine protects against 4 strains of influenza. These include H1N1, H3N2, B-Brisbane and B-Florida.
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