The Westerville City School District is piloting a Health Heroes Flu Vaccination Clinic for the state of Ohio.

The Westerville City School District is piloting a Health Heroes Flu Vaccination Clinic for the state of Ohio.

The clinic will take place on Sept.10 and 11, at 23 sites throughout the district -- all school buildings, plus the Early Learning Center and the Transportation Complex.

The goal is to reduce absenteeism for students and staff.

Students with private insurance or Medicaid will be provided the vaccine with no out-of-pocket expenses or deductibles, but parents must complete a consent form and submit it to the school nurse by Sept. 3.

Student participation is voluntary. Qualifying uninsured students will be given the vaccine, free of charge. FluMist, the LAIV Quadrivalent pain-free, nasal spray vaccine will be provided. Flu Zone TIV, or injections, also will be available.

Westerville City Schools employees who carry private health insurance are also eligible to be vaccinated.

For more information, consent forms, and a schedule of vaccination times and places, visit wcsoh.org and click on "Health Heroes Vaccination Clinic."