This fall, for the first time, the flu vaccine will be available to every student in Olmsted County - in their school building.
The Post-Bulletin reports the program, which began by providing influenza vaccinations at just four schools now has added the Rochester Public Schools' three high schools - Century, Mayo and John Marshall.
Dr. Robert Jacobson, director of Mayo Clinic's Employee and Community Health division and Southeast Minnesota Immunization Programs says the expansion will be from 49 to 52 schools.
In 2016, statewide, about 14 percent of Minnesota children received the flu vaccination. In Olmsted County that proportion was double that, with about 30 percent of students in schools receiving the immunization.