Some students getting H1N1 vaccinations at school this weekPosted: Updated:
Some 20,000 H1N1 (aka "swine flu") vaccination doses are being distributed to elementary schools throughout the Valley starting today. It's expected that about 60 schools will receive the vaccine, more if additional doses become available.
The plan going forward is to double that number every week.
To pre-register your student for an H1N1 vaccine, visit www.FluShotsUSA.com.
To find out which insurance plans are accepted for the vaccines, click here. Most plans do cover the shot. For those without insurance, the cost is $15, but students will not be turned away if their parents cannot pay.
"This will lower the number of abesentism among students and potentially as well as the teachers," said Dr. Art Mollen. "I think it's critically important because it [the flu] is disseminated so quickly among school children."
While there have been concerns about delays in the delivery of vaccination doses for the general public, the White House says production is catching up with demand.
"We will have all the vaccine we need in very short order," said White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. "People should have some confidence about that."
Another 10 million doses should soon be available to doctors across the country.
School information from Mollen Immunization Clinics
|Paradise Valley||3||Desert Springs Elementary||2-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||4||Sonoran Sky Elementary||2-Nov|
|Queen Creek||5||Queen Creek Elementary||2-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||8||Copper Canyon Elementary||3-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||9||Pinnacle Peak Elementary||3-Nov|
|Queen Creek||10||Francis Brandon Pickett Elementary||3-Nov|
|Tolleson||11||Arizona Desert Elementary||3-Nov|
|Avondale||12||Lattie Coor Elementary||4-Nov|
|Cave Creek||14||Black Mountain Elementary||4-Nov|
|Creighton||16||Loma Linda Elementary||4-Nov|
|Osborn||19||Osborn Middle School||4-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||21||Mercury Mine Elementary||4-Nov|
|Queen Creek||23||Desert Mountain||4-Nov|
|Tolleson||25||Desert Oasis Elementary||4-Nov|
|Avondale||26||Desert Star Elementary||5-Nov|
|Cave Creek||28||Lone Mountain Elementary||5-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||34||Boulder Creek Elementary||5-Nov|
|Queen Creek||37||Jack Barnes Elementary||5-Nov|
|Tolleson||39||P.H. Gonzales Elementary||5-Nov|
|Avondale||40||Copper Trails Elementary||6-Nov|
|Cave Creek||42||Desert Sun Elementary||6-Nov|
|Creighton||43||Larry C . Kennedy||6-Nov|
|Deer Valley||45||Desert Winds||6-Nov|
|Deer Valley||46||Sunrise School||6-Nov|
|Deer Valley||47||Village Meadows||6-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||49||North Ranch Elementary||6-Nov|
|Paradise Valley||50||Sandpiper Elementary||6-Nov|
|Pendergast||51||Desert Mirage Elementary||6-Nov|
|Pendergast||52||Rio Vista Elementary||6-Nov|
|Queen Creek||54||Queen Creek Middle School||6-Nov|
|Saddle Mountain||55||Ruth Fisher||6-Nov|
|Tolleson||56||Sheely Farms Elemetnary||6-Nov|
|Avondale||57||Centerra Mirage Elementary||9-Nov|
|Cave Creek||58||Horse Shoe Trail Elementary||9-Nov|