City health officials are urging families to sign their children up for the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Consent and screening forms for the free vaccination will be handed out to elementary school students starting today.
The vaccine comes in either nasal spray or injection form, and nurses will decide which to give a child based on the information provided by parents in the forms.
The city will begin providing the vaccine to all public and non-public school students by the end of the month, and elementary schools will set up vaccination clinics during regular school days.
For more information, visit nyc.gov/flu.