Parents withdraw NEISD student after child gets flu shot without their consent, district officials say
SAN ANTONIO – The parents of a North East Independent School District student have withdrawn their child from the district after he was given a flu vaccine without their consent, district officials said. District officials say the incident, which involved a student previously enrolled at Steubing Ranch Elementary, happened on Tuesday during the district’s flu clinic. Students who had returned consent forms were given their flu shots at the clinic as they were called up to the line. However, representatives from the third-party vaccine administrator, Health Hero America, did not verify that the student’s name on the form matched who they called to the line. “The third party company, Health Hero America, was supposed to check the forms to verify information matched to the student in line.”According to Chancellor, the student who was given a flu shot did not have a parental consent form.
San Antonians line up to receive their flu shots from the comfort of their cars
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians braved Saturday morning’s cooler weather to answer the call from health officials to get a flu shot. “Having the flu shot really will help the hospital systems, enable them to continue helping those with COVID and not overwhelm (hospitals) with (cases of) the flu,” Anita Uribe Martin said. Anyone ages six months and older qualify to get a flu shot, according to health officials. University Health System said they have hundreds more vaccines available that will be administered to those who register for the next two events. The next drive-thru flu shot will take place on November 7 at the Dub Farris Athletic Complex.