TPS offers free flu shots to students

Toledo Public Schools are offering free flu shots to students.

Toledo, Ohio (WNWO)-- Toledo Public Schools are offering free flu shots to students.

This is the first time they've offered it and the shots are available at all schools.

NBC 24 made a stop at Hawkins elementary school where 40 students had signed up. If kids want flu shots.they will need to get parental consent first.

The district says they have offered shots to teachers before,but this was the first time they included students.

"Kids cant control what others around them are doing like washing their hands or covering their coughs and sneezes," said Ashley Cunningham, school nurse with Hawkins elementary. "Getting the flu shot is their best defense against getting the flu."

They started last week and will continue the next few weeks.

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