TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Health Department held its first school clinic inside a Tulsa Public School.
More than half the students at Cooper Elementary lined up to get the vaccine Tuesday.
Cooper Elementary is one of 19 schools in Tulsa that the health department will be visiting. Health officials say the schools were chosen because the student body is at higher risk because of physical disabilities or health concerns.
No student is required to get it the vaccine and if they do, parents can choose the shot or nasal spray.
"It was a parent choice and so parents choose, chose whether they wanted their student to have a shot. Just like it was my choice whether to or not, I have the band-aid to prove it," said Barbara Penrose, Cooper Elementary principal.
The Tulsa Health Department will be at two more schools this week.
For more information about the availability of H1N1 influenza vaccine in your area, call your local county health department or visit http://www.ok.gov/health/, or call the Oklahoma State Department of Health toll-free H1N1 hotline at: 1-866-278-7134. Phones are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.