ACS announces flu shot clinics

The Anderson County School system announced last Wednesday that it is time for parents and guardians of county students about the annual flu shot clinics at in the schools.

According to a post on its social media pages, ACS says it has made signing your child up for a flu shot easier than ever, by directing you to your Parent Access in Skyward (Login) and simply clicking on Flu Consent Form. Those
forms are due back to the school no later than Friday, September 18, 2020. If you are not able to access Skyward, you can pick up a paper form at your school, according to the announcement.

You will need to complete the insurance section of the consent form or if you do not have insurance enter 000. If you have insurance, the system’s local partner pharmacy will bill your insurance, which makes it possible to offer this program. The system’s announcement stressed a few very simple, but important points about the flu shot, namely that there will be no cost to it, parents and guardians will not be billed and that there will be no co-pay either.

Information about the 2020 Flu Clinics will be available on the Anderson County District website and through our social media sites. In addition, you may receive a message from your child’s school as a reminder for flu clinics.

If you have questions about flu clinics or the shot you can contact your School or the Coordinated School Health Department. (Coordinated School Health — [email protected])

If your child does not receive the flu shot through the school clinics, school leaders write, “Please consider having your child receive a flu shot at…local pharmacy, or at your doctor’s office.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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