Frisco ISD fights the flu

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Melody Akbari

In a screenshot from a past WTV story, former Redhawk Aliza Porter receives a flu shot during Frisco ISD's flu clinic from a previous year. Frisco ISD is sponsoring its annual clinic on campus Tuesday from 3:30-6:00 p.m., delivering flu shots to all students and teachers, as long as minors are accompanied by a parent.

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

Frisco ISD is sponsoring its annual clinic that provides flu shots during September and October with health care providers on campus Tuesday from 3:30-6:00 p.m. giving flu shots to all students and teachers, as long as minors are accompanied by a parent

According to school nurse Emily Mikeska, there are already several students on campus that  have already caught the virus. 

“It should cover you for the season,” Mikeska said. “The problem is the seasons are getting longer and longer. Flu season is generally in the fall when school starts and all that type of thing. I have already had several students report, they already have the flu. It is present. We just don’t want to have the mass, where everybody get kind of infected all at one time.”

Although walk-ins are welcome, people are encouraged to sign up to help limit any wait.  

“It should be quick and easy, doesn’t require a doctor’s visit,” Mikeska said. “It’s a great opportunity.”