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Flu Season

Flu Season

FLU PREVENTION

There are simple things that can be done to keep you, your children and our school community healthy:

Keep children home from school if they have a fever of 100 or higher. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Texas Department of State Health Services, recommend that schools exclude students until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen(Tylenol) or Ibuprofen ( Motrin/Advil)

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue of the inside of your elbow. Make sure you throw the dirty tissue in the trash immediately. Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose.

Wash your hands frequently. It is recommended that hands be washed for 15-20 seconds. This about the same time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice.

When soap and water are not available, alcohol based hand sanitizers may be used.

Make sure children get plenty of sleep and physical activity, drink water and eat good food to help them stay healthy.

If you or your child falls into a high-risk group, contact your health care provider to see if a flu shot is available to you.

For additional information on how to protect you and your family during this flu season visit www.flu.gov.

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