The Long Beach Unified School District plans to offer free H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations at various schools in early November but is awaiting arrival of the vaccine before committing to a schedule for the clinics. Large-scale distribution of the vaccine has been hampered by delays nationwide.
Meanwhile, the school district has worked closely with the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services to plan the local clinics. Once the vaccines arrive, the clinics will be offered both during the school day and after hours at selected schools throughout the district.
The clinic schedule will be based upon a September parent survey. LBUSD is neither requiring nor recommending H1N1 vaccination for students but is simply planning to host the clinics for parents’ convenience.