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Staff Immunization Reminders

SPPS Health and Wellness would like to remind all families and staff to stay up-to-date on immunizations that protect against a number of serious diseases including measles, influenza and COVID-19.

Measles

There have been several recent cases of measles in the Twin Cities that total more than the number of cases in a typical year in Minnesota.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily by coughing, talking, or being in the same room with someone who has measles. Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes followed by a rash. Unvaccinated students and staff who have been exposed to measles may need to quarantine for up to 21 days.

The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is highly effective. Please contact your health care provider to check your immunization record and get the MMR vaccine if you are not up to date. SPPS is reaching out to unvaccinated students and recommending they get vaccinated.

Influenza & COVID-19

Over the next two months, several SPPS schools will host clinics where students ages 5 and older and adults can receive flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines.

SPPS will also continue to host COVID-19 clinics on Thursdays at 360 Colborne St. Flu shots are currently available at these clinics as well.

Find all clinic dates and locations at spps.org/covidvaccine. Families and staff can use the vaccine clinic registration links to make appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine, flu shot or both.