School Employees Get Free Flu Shots in Christian

Hopkinsville, KY – The Christian County School District is footing the bill for their employees to get seasonal flu shots. District Spokesperson Regan Honeycutt says the administration also plans to pay for swine flu vaccines when they become available. The announcement comes a day after Clarksville High School in Tennessee shut down due to sick absences. They plan to reopen Monday. Honeycutt says Christian County Schools will consider shutdowns if a quarter of their students stay home sick. Other area school districts are offering flu shots to their employees at a reduced cost. In Calloway County, a local clinic recently provided free flu shots for children. Graves County Schools plan to distribute flu vaccines to their athletes.