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Health department offering free flu shots at 167 public schools

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    The Hawaii Department of Health listed the schedule for the 167 public school where it will be giving free flu shots. Earlier this month, the department announced it was scaling back its Stop Flu at School program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade due to budget constraints.

The state Department of Health has listed the schedule for the 167 public schools where it will be offering its free flu vaccination program, starting Nov. 1, on its website.

Earlier this month, the department announced it was scaling back its Stop Flu at School program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade due to budget constraints.

The program, in its 11th year, will target public schools in communities with the greatest need and no longer be offered in private schools. It will still be offered to public schools on neighbor isles.

To sign up for the free flu shots, parents or guardians must complete and sign provided consent forms, which are also available online, and return them to schools by Oct. 25. The flu vaccination clinics will be held through Dec. 21.

The department expects to vaccinate about 35,000 public school students through the program this year.

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