Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

The Morris County Office of Health Management on Aug. 4 convened a session of school district superintendents, school nurses and municipal health officials to discuss possible measures to take to prevent school children from getting H1N1 influenza, or swine flu.

A mass vaccination program, with children being vaccinated against swine flu on a voluntary basis, was the focus of attention during the meeting at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Several possible scenarios were discussed ranging from vaccinating the children in school during the school day, to conducting a vaccination program after school so parents could be present.

No decision was reached and county government officials stressed that any vaccination plan will come from local officials. County officials said they just wanted to facilitate the discussion between the schools and health officers to ensure that an effective vaccination plan is in place for the upcoming school year.