State law addresses flu shots.
Mississippi Administrative Code 7-3-38.9 Criteria for School Nurse (Registered Nurse) & Licensed Practical Nurse Working in the School Setting
The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disabilities and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse promotes and protects the health status of students and staff through functions in all areas of Coordinated School Health.
g. HEALTH PROMOTION FOR STAFF
- i. Screen and counsel school employees as needed.
- ii. Administer/provide influenza vaccinations for staff upon request.
- iii. Provide staff with in-service training programs on health-related issues
Preventing Flu in Schools
This webpage provides guidance for school administrators to prevent the spread of influenza in schools, including encouraging staff to get a flu vaccine.