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Recommended Student Immunization

In an effort to reduce the number of children catching influenza, the Pipestone Family Clinic will be holding Flu Vaccination Clinics in the Edgerton Schools K-12 and Pipestone schools for grades 5-12 in October. (Exact dates and times will be announced at a later date.) We will be offering the flu shot only, the nasal spray is unavailable this year. The vaccine is preservative free. Please read the Vaccine Information Statement to be well informed about the vaccine. 

If you would like your child receive this immunization during the school flu vaccination clinic, please complete the Flu Vaccine form.   If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, talk to you doctor before getting the vaccine. 

We ask that you check with your insurance company by calling the number on the back of your insurance card to verify vaccine coverage before you fill out this form. If your insurance does not pay for the flu vaccine 100% please enclose a check for $30.00 for the flu shot and $40.00 for the flu mist or check with your local Public Health Office.

If you have no insurance, state vaccine will be provided for a fee of $21.22. (checks must be included with form).

Please return the form to your child's school no later than September 29th. Forms will not be accepted after this date.

No vaccines will be given without a fully completed and signed consent form. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse or the Pipestone Family Clinic at 507-825-5700 and ask for Cindy at ext. 4736 or Julie at ext. 4782.

Flu Vaccine Form - Fill out this form if your child should get the flu vaccine

 

FLU FACTS

Parents should be aware that some children might need two doses of influenza vaccine.  Children younger than 9 years of age need 2 doses of influenza vaccine if being vaccinated for the first time - or who got influenza vaccine for the first time last season but got only one dose - should get 2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart, to be fully protected.  Parents will need to bring their children to the clinic for the second dose.  Insurance coverage for the 2nd dose varies by company.  Please check with your insurance company to verify coverage for children needing the 2nd dose.

Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease.

It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions.  

Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children.  For most people, symptoms last only a few days.  They include:  fever/chills, sore throat, fatigue, cough, headache, muscle aches, and runny or stuffy nose.

Other illnesses can have the same symptoms and are often mistaken for influenza.

Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system – can get much sicker. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization.

By getting flu vaccine you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination. Protection lasts about a year.

Your child will be given/offered a Vaccine Information Statement from the CDC at the time of administration. Flu shot clinics are subject to cancellation due to possible nationwide flu vaccine shortages. 

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October 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Boys - A/B/C - Soccer
October 3, 2017 |04:30 PM -

JV GAME ONLY

No School
October 5, 2017
Heartland Teacher's Convention
October 5, 2017

Teacher's conference at Dordt College.Teacher's conference at Dordt College.

No School
October 6, 2017
Heartland Teacher's Convention
October 6, 2017

Teacher's conference at Dordt College.Teacher's conference at Dordt College.

No School
October 6, 2017
Cancelled: Boys - A/B/C - Soccer
October 6, 2017 |05:00 PM -

Varsity game will be played at 5:00Varsity game will be played at 5:00

Girls - Jr High - Volleyball
October 9, 2017 |03:45 PM -

7th grade game begins at 3:45, 8th grade to follow.7th grade game begins at 3:45, 8th grade to follow.

A/B/C - Cross Country
October 10, 2017 |04:00 PM -
Girls - Jr High - Volleyball
October 10, 2017 |04:15 PM -

7th grade game begins at 4:15, 8th grade to follow.7th grade game begins at 4:15, 8th grade to follow.

Early out
October 12, 2017
Girls - Jr High - Volleyball
October 12, 2017 |04:15 PM -

7th grade game begins at 4:15, 8th grade to follow. Game played in old High School gym in Hills.7th grade game begins at 4:15, 8th grade to follow. Game played in old High School gym in Hills.

A/B/C - Cross Country
October 16, 2017 |04:00 PM -
Girls - Jr High - Volleyball
October 17, 2017 |05:00 PM -

Both 7th and 8th grade games will be played at 5:00.Both 7th and 8th grade games will be played at 5:00.

Music Concert
October 19, 2017 |07:00 PM -
Early out
October 26, 2017
A/B/C - Cross Country
October 26, 2017 |04:00 PM -