Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Immunization Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 351-7800
Fax: (213) 351-2780

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit
Phone: (213) 351-7400
Fax: (213) 351-2781


The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, now recommends that all individuals 6 months of age and older, without a medical contraindication to flu vaccine, receive an influenza (flu) vaccine. Because influenza can spread easily in schools, it is especially important that school-aged children receive annual influenza vaccinations.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Immunization Program (LACIP) is promoting flu awareness by offering a suite of customizable materials to school administrators, nurses, teachers and staff. Your school can use these to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated against the flu. The 2011-2012 Flu Toolkit for Schools includes:

  • School newsletter templates (3)
  • A web alert template
  • An informational letter to parents 
  • A letter to parents announcing flu vaccination clinics 
  • A fact sheet for parents
  • A slide presentation to be used to educate parents about flu
  • A template immunization screening and consent form
  • Links to multi-language Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) and additional resources to promote flu vaccination

Materials are available for download below, in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Adobe PDF formats. Spanish-language versions of some materials will also be available for your use in the future. If you have questions about the Toolkit, please contact Julia Heinzerling at or 213-351-7479. 

NOTE: File formats indicated in parentheses link to documents.

Title Description
Parent Newsletter Template: “Flu Vaccines Recommended for All School-aged Children” English Spanish

Parent Newsletter Template: “School Supplies”   English Spanish

Student Newsletter Template: “This School Year, Stay Healthy. Get your Flu Vaccine!” English Spanish

These templates provide customizable text for use in parent and student school newsletters. They encourage parents to arrange for flu vaccines for their children, outline flu vaccination guidelines, and link parents with reliable sources for influenza information, as well as sources for no-cost and low-cost flu vaccines. A newsletter template for student newsletters is also provided to promote flu vaccinations among students. 
Web Alert Template English Spanish This template provides customizable text for use on school websites. It alerts parents to the flu vaccination guidelines and links parents with reliable sources for influenza information, as well as sources for no-cost and low-cost flu vaccines.
Parent Informational Letter Template    English Spanish This letter template can be customized by your school to promote parents’ awareness of vaccination guidelines, as well as school immunization activities.
Flu Clinic Letter  English Spanish This letter template can be customized to announce flu clinics that are scheduled at your school.
Protect your Family from the Flu Fact Sheet English Spanish This print-ready fact sheet identifies the groups recommended for flu vaccination and addresses common questions about the vaccines. It also includes a list of resources.
Parent Slide Presentation English Spanish This customizable 15-minute slide presentation is designed for parent education. It describes flu transmission and symptoms, addresses vaccine safety, and details immunization recommendations.
Immunization Screening and Consent Form Template   English Spanish This template screening and consent form can be modified for use at flu clinics that are scheduled at your school. 
Links to Additional Resources
  • Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers, CDC (LINK)
  • Patient and Parent Educational Materials
    • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Materials (LINK)
    • California Department of Public Health Materials (LINK)
  • Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) in Multiple Languages (LINK)
  • Additional Flu Resources for Schools (LINK)
Additional resources are available through the CDC, Immunization Action Coalition, California Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. These include guidance to schools regarding school closures; downloadable educational materials and templates for school staff and parents; FAQs; and online training programs for school administrators, nurses, staff and parents.
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Measles and Mumps
It's Flu Season
Immunization Skills Institute
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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