Some Schools Decline to Give H1N1 Shots

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Swine flu shots remain in demand across the state with some clinics temporarily running out of the vaccine. Some schools, however, are balking at giving swine flu shots.

The assistant to the superintendent at Madison County School District, Ellen Aregood, says the district will distribute information, but will not offer schools as immunization sites. She says it is a parent's decision on whether a child should get a shot.

Meridian Public Schools is among districts that are offering the shots at school. But it's only being done with the parent or guardian's consent.

State Department of Health officials say more than 800 schools have moved to provide the vaccine, expected to be given over the next few weeks to about 500,000 Mississippi students.

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