Friday, August 21, 2009

NY School Locations Considered For Vaccinating Students

Health officials eye schools to innoculate students against swine flu this fall

"Schools are definitely in the mix as one of the venues where it wouldn't really be the school operating and giving the vaccine, but the public-health department." ~~ Dr. Guthrie Birkhead, deputy commissioner for the state Office of Public Health

National School Boards Association survey results show that 74 percent of schools would agree to allow the inoculations.

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SCATS ~~ Parents, would you allow your kids to be vaccinated at school?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a student myself at Arcadia, I remember receiving vaccinations...same happened to my kids at Athena (I think it was when a new Measles, Mumps, Rubella came out). There were many kids that got them then.

I would suggest parents checking with their own doctor first to see if it's okay for their child to receive any vaccine, and to always keep records of any that they do get..and from where.

Anonymous said...

No way. Too many kids too many chances for errors. Last year I sent in the health forms ie.physicl form ,2 times to be called at the end of the year to be told we don't have it. at teh same time being told my child did not have all reqired vacc. When in reality she has ad all her vaccinations. And they found her health form in the wrong place.

SCATS said...

To 10:48AM ~~ I think my concern with this would be not knowing which bureaucracy was in charge! It's bad enough dealing with GCSD ;)

Anonymous said...

We were all vaccinated at school. REmember standing in the line to get your shot and your sugar cube with the polio vaccine on it? Some of you are just lying in wait to find something wrong with everything. It's a choice. Don't want it? Fine. Take your kid to your own doctor. Because we all know they NEVER make mistakes.

SCATS said...

To 11:31AM ~~ I never received any shots at school. The sugar cubes were doled out on weekends when my parents took the whole family for the "treatment." It's different when a parent is with their child, as they are at their own doctor's office.

Anonymous said...

Schools aren't equipped to handle anything that might go wrong. What happens if someone has an allergic reaction or suffers anaylphalactic shock? Who will be responsible? I am taking my kids to our own doc, not the school district's. This sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

It is not the job of schools to provide medical treatment. There are enough areas in the Rochester area for kids to get vaccines. I am concerned that it will be a requirement. There have not been enough studies, for me the parent, to make an informed choice to vacciante or not.

And if this is such a concern can someone please tell me why there was not one notice sent home from AMS when they had kids dropping like flies? Oh yeah so not to dsirupt the final exam tests :) Parents should be informed of any rash of illness, and be able to choose for themselves. The schools kept the information thus "controling" the situation. Who do they think they are deciding what the acceptable risk is for my child? PS not a fear mongerer, but this is just symtomatic of how things are run in the GCSD.

Anonymous said...

1:30pm is right. This is dangerous. There are so many things that can go wrong, especially with a new vaccine such as the swine flu. Is there even a nurse in each school building full me, or do they rotate between buildings?

SCATS said...

To 4:35PM ~~ As far as I know (I'm sure someone will set me straight if I'm wrong :), each school has a nurse. Not to worry though. The buildings all have that AED equipment so they can restart any heart that stops ;)