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HEALTH UPDATE FROM THE DISTRICT NURSE

FLU SEASON IS HERE!

Heather Burns - 10/16/2019 12:28:00 PM 
 

Ready or not flu season is already here.  Our district would like to be proactive to help prevent the spread of the flu.  It is recommended that your child be vaccinated yearly for the flu.  Please remember proper and frequent hand washing will help prevent the spread of germs.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, germs spread easily this way.  When you have to sneeze or cough use a tissue or your sleeve.  Other ways to be proactive are eating healthy, getting rest, and exercising.  

The follow are some symptoms of the flu:

  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting/diarrhea

Please if your child is diagnosed with either type A or type B influenza let your school health assistant or nurse know.  Your child should not return to school until they have been fever (100.5 or higher) free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.





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