Flu Vaccine

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It’s almost flu season, and to help kids stay well, flu vaccines are being offered to students in Springfield Public Schools.

Flu vaccine clinics will be held at 58 school sites in cooperation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center and with help from CoxHealth, Mercy and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Clinics start October 17 and run through November 15.

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Springfield Public School students who normally opt for the flu mist over the flu shot will likely be disappointed this year.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

The district is currently out of the flu mist due to a delay at the site where it's manufactured.

"We were told that the producer, and there's only one company that produces the flu mist vaccine, that it was slow in producing it," said Jean Grabeel, manager of health services for Springfield Public Schools.