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Flu shots aim to help in school District hopes vaccination campaign will cut down on absences

Nov 06, 2018 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

A quick needle stick, a bandage bearing a drawn-on smiley face, and instantly a kindergartner became a superhero because he got a flu shot.

“You were so brave; I’m so proud of you,” nurse Jessica Kendall told Wilbur Wright School kindergarten student Izaiah Podmore. “You’re a superhero!”

Izaiah returned Kendall’s high five, then ran to show off his bandage to classmates who sported their own Band-Aids.

Izaiah was among about 100 students and adults expected to tak...