NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231
jfrey@galenaparkisd.com

It's Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated

 

EVENT:
Community-Wide Flu Clinic

WHO:
All children 6 months thru 18 years of age (accompanied by a parent)

TIME:
Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PLACE:

ZOTZ Education Center
13801 Holly Park
Houston, TX 77015

 

     According to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), “flu season typically peaks in January or February and can last as late as May.”

     Along with the miserable symptoms that accompanies the flu, most people who contract the virus are forced to take time off school or work. Anybody can get the flu, but young children are more susceptible to flu-related complications such as pneumonia. These complications can result in extended periods of missed productivity. In an effort to keep students in school, healthy and learning, Galena Park ISD is partnering with Care Van Program to bring FREE vaccinations to all children 6 months thru 18 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent.