TAMPA — Vaccinations against the swine flu virus will start Tuesday morning at a few Hillsborough County schools, officials said Friday.
The first inoculations will be given at 8:30 a.m. to students with chronic health conditions and others who fall into high risk groups at Caminiti and Lavoy exceptional student education centers, followed by Willis Peters and Eisenhower ESE centers.
Students at Lopez ESE Center and D.W. Waters and Simmons career centers will be vaccinated beginning Wednesday.
By the following week, middle and high school students will be able to get a shot or nasal mist inoculation during school hours, while elementary students can get vaccinated after school with a parent at neighborhood high schools. Each student must have a signed permission slip to get vaccinated, officials said.
Inoculations in other school districts in the region don't start until the end of the month or later. For a complete schedule of sites, times and other information on H1N1 vaccinations, visit the Gradebook at blogs.tampabay.com/schools.