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Foundation Brings Flu Shots to Schools

In October, the Campbell County Healthcare Foundation teamed up with Campbell County Health, Campbell County Public Health and Campbell County School District for the Vaccines for Influenza Prevention (VIP) Project. The project’s intent was to improve the health of the entire community; when children with influenza miss school, they often infect other family members who in turn miss school or work.

The VIP Project traveled to every school in the district in the Kid Clinic’s mobile unit, vaccinating 1,716 children, or 84% of those eligible to receive the flu shot. The unused vaccine is available at Public Health for any child who needs it.

The foundation hopes to make the project an annual event through continued support from local government and businesses.

To learn more about this program, contact the CCHCF at 307.688.6235.