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H1N1 update for parents

The email below was sent to Parkway parents on Tuesday, October 27. 

Dear Parkway Parents,

I want to share some important information about Parkway's plans to administer the H1N1 vaccinations for students. If you did not request the H1N1 vaccine for your child, you may disregard this message.

1. To date, Parkway has received a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine (nasal mist only).

2. Although we do not know when we will begin to receive additional vaccine (shot or nasal mist), we have decided to proceed with administering the H1N1 nasal mist vaccine we have on hand.

3. Tomorrow, we will begin distributing the nasal mist vaccine to all schools as equitably as possible. Every school will receive a small quantity of the nasal mist.

4. At the elementary level, vaccines will be administered by grade level, beginning with kindergarten and working up to fifth grade as more vaccine becomes available. At the middle and high schools, students will be identified to receive the nasal mist based on the order in which the requests came in to the school (first come, first served).

5. We will administer the nasal mist vaccine we have on hand this week. Each principal will communicate their plans to parents and students as appropriate to ensure sufficient notice for those who are chosen to be vaccinated, indicating the time and location for the vaccinations.

6. The St. Louis County Health Department has informed Parkway that future shipments of vaccine may be delayed, but we will administer whatever vaccine we receive as soon as possible and as equitably as possible.

7. To make this process go smoothly, please be sure your child's school nurse is aware of any medical conditions your child may have.

We appreciate your continued efforts in keeping your child home whenever he or she exhibits flu-like symptoms. Please remember your child must remain at home until he or she is fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines. If you have specific questions, please contact your school's nurse.

Thank you for your patience in this process. We are committed to working together to keep your child healthy and safe, and will keep you updated as we get more information.


Robert T. Malito, Ph.D.