As the Laguna Beach Unified School District gears up for the possibility of vaccinating students against H1N1, or so-called “swine flu,” concerns regarding the vaccine were raised at the Sept. 22 school district board meeting by parents and community members who fear it might be dangerous to children or cause more outbreaks.
The vaccine should be available to the public by mid-October, health officials said.
Supt. Robert Fraisse said the district has a task force working on the issue and will modify its H1N1 preparedness plan in accordance with advice from health-care officials.
“We’ve created a district task force which meets bi-weekly to address the issue in terms of emerging trends, review our absences daily to notify any early trends of the flu impacting our schools and have provided training and materials to our schools for [proper] cleaning and sanitation,” he said.