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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 Preventions, 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 or the inside of your elbow. Make sure you throw dirty tissues away in the trash immediately.

Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose.

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

When soap and water are not available, alcohol based disposable 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 or the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov.

For more information call your school nurse, at 832-484-5594.