The 2019 Mower County School-Located Immunization Program: Flu Vaccines in School

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This page has specific information about the 2019 school flu program for Mower County schools.

Contact information for non-health questions about the program

Mayo Clinic Health System email:
Phone: 507-434-1660

Things to know before:

  • For Austin Public Schools, we will only be vaccinating those students who attend elementary, IJ Holton, and Ellis Middle schools. For all private and non-Austin public schools, we will be vaccinating Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • If you sign up online, you will get an email reminder for your children’s school flu vaccination two days prior to their scheduled flu vaccination dates.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email for each child, immediately after signing up your children online. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact our program.
  • For parents who cannot access the online form, paper signup forms are available at the schools in both English and Spanish.
  • We offer reminder texts for middle/high school students for a limited number of carriers (Alltel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Virgin Mobile). Due to network restrictions, some texts may not be received. These students must be registered online to take part.
  • Please remind your children the day we come to the schools that they are signed up. Have your children wear tops that let us get to the upper arm if you are choosing the shot.

Things to know day of:

  • Both the injectable and nasal spray (FluMist) will be available this year. We have learned there will be a shortage of the nasal spray flu vaccine. This means that it may not be available at your child’s school. In the event that the nasal spray is not available, if you choose your vaccine choice as “nasal spray only”, and we do not have it that day, your child will not be vaccinated at school.
  • We will offer non-medicated coolant spray and use distractions to ease the pain of a shot.
  • Our nurses may provide comfort holds to keep your child safe (just as they do at your clinic).
  • We cannot vaccinate parents, teachers, or preschool children.
  • There are no make-up days, and you may not take your child to a different school to get the vaccine.

Your child will NOT get the flu vaccine at school:

  • If you do not sign up or turn in your form by September 11 at 11:00 pm.
  • If you do not answer all of the questions or if your answers contain incorrect information.
  • If your child is not at school that day or is at school but is sick with a fever.
  • If your middle or high school child does not come when called.
  • If your child does not cooperate.


Click here to view frequently asked questions about the school flu shot program.

Click here to see a video on how the school flu program works.

Mower County School Located Immunization Program 2019 dates




Thursday, September  19



Wednesday, September 25



Thursday, September 26



Friday, September 27

Grand Meadow


Monday, September 30


Oakland Education Center

Thursday, October 3



Friday, October 4



Monday, October 7


Sacred Heart School

Friday, October 11

Southland Elem

Southland HS

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