FWISD ANNOUNCES FLU VACCINE CLINICS FOR EMPLOYEES
Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services will be providing on-site vaccination clinics for Fort Worth ISD this fall for all eligible employees and their eligible immediate family members. A schedule of clinic locations and times is listed below.
To sign up for a clinic please visit: https://www.passageware.com/ClinicSignUp/FWISD/. Any questions regarding insurance should be directed to Passport Health at 469-241-1954.
If you have questions about this communication (excluding insurance information), please reach out to the Health Services Department at 817-814-2990.
They are able to accept the following insurances:
- All TRS plans offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield – covered at 100%
- Blue Cross Blue Shield*
- United Health Care
- Medicare Part B (Flu shots only - also, please provide a copy of any supplement plans)
They do not accept HMO plans other than BCBS Primary, Primary+ and Scott & White.
*They are unable to accept Aetna & Blue Cross Gold, Silver & Bronze plans and Cigna Local Plus. Please see the consent forms for other known exceptions of plans that do not cover vaccines at 100%.
The following vaccines will be available:
On the date of your vaccinations, you must bring a photo copy of both your insurance card and your driver’s license to receive your vaccinations at no charge. Electronic cards cannot be accepted. Cash or a check made out to Staying Healthy Medical Services are also acceptable.
When you enroll online, a confirmation page will be displayed. Follow the link to print the consent form for vaccinations. Only one consent form is needed for all vaccinations. The B12 shot will require a separate form. If you have questions about any particular vaccination, please see the onsite nurse on the day of the clinic.
The new Shingles vaccine (Shingrix) will be available at this clinic for employees (age 50-64) that register for it. Please note that this vaccine is known to cause more frequent local reactions than other routine immunizations and cannot be given to anyone younger than 50 years old.
Individuals age 65 and over can only receive the flu shot, no other vaccines, if using insurance. Age appropriate vaccines can be administered to those 65 and over that are paying out of pocket for the vaccine.
If you received routine vaccinations from Staying Healthy Medical Services, other than flu, in previous years and need a copy of your records, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email you will need to include your name and birthdate. Depending on the carrier, insurance claims may be filed as Community Health and Immunization Services or Staying Healthy Medical Services.
If you have questions (excluding insurance information) about this communication, please reach out to the Health Services Department at 817-814-2990.
Flu Vaccine Clinics - Schedule
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City, County Announces This Week's COVID-19 Testing Sites
The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County has expanded its free community COVID-19 testing sites. Locations for testing include two Fort Worth ISD sites.
The following are upcoming events where COVID-19 tests are available.
2020 Census Deadline Extended to October 31
Time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census, and U.S. households are encouraged to complete it before it’s too late, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. An October 1 court ruling has extended the Census deadline until the end of the month.
The quick and easy confidential 2020 Census asks households to answer questions about the area of the country in which they live and the number of people living in their households.
“The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities,” according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau statement released. “Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years.”
Households are encouraged to complete the Census online at 2020Census.gov, by phone in English or 12 other languages at 844-330-2020 or via mail. An October 1 court ruling has extended the Census deadline to October 31.
Ford National PPE Day: Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School partnered with the Ford Company and Ford Fund to distribute 50,000 masks to the community in a curbside event, Monday, October 5. Each family received approximately 20 cloth masks branded with the Ford logo.
First Day of In-Person Classes: After seven months at home, a group of Fort Worth ISD students returned for the first-in person classes of the 2020-2021 academic year this week.
World Teacher's Day: FWISD and its schools celebrated educators for their tireless work day in, day out and welcomed new campus teachers, Monday, October 6.
National Custodian Day: Schools across the District showed appreciation for their campus custodians, Friday, October 2.
Final Touches for In-Person Classes: FWISD campus staffers spent Friday, October 2 making final preparations for the start of in-person instruction.
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