After pre calculus, physics, and physical education, student could get a flu shot at Dell Rapids High School on Tuesday.
"What we're finding is that middle school and high school students often aren't getting their flu shot, because they're so active in activities after school. And, so, it's hard for the parents to get them to the clinic for their immunization. So, there's a trend to give the flu shots during school hours so the parents could be put at ease that their kids are getting the shot at a more convenient time," said nurse Jill Dvorak.
This is the first time free flu shots are being offered at the school.
"Our state has been wonderful in providing free vaccine for students for several years, so every year that we have that we're very thankful," said Dvorak.
The students we spoke with were quite accepting of a quick poke.
"I think it's a good idea. It's responsible. You're taking care of yourself and people around you, so it works," said senior Michael Mitchell.
Added sophomore Brittany Kludt, "It's just easier now that they're here. You don't have to get out of class and everything, and it's easier for their families."
The Center for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone six months and older as the first step in protection.
"Flu shots are incredibly important just because how sick people can get with the flu."
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