Message from our Nurse
Flu season typically lasts from October to May, usually peaking between December and February. Even though the flu season is already widespread in most states, it is not too late to receive a flu vaccine.
Every day prevention actions include:
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- If you or your child is sick, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading illness to others. Remain at home until you are symptom- free for 24 hours without the use of medications to control fever or symptoms.
- Cover your mouth or nose when you sneeze or cough. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses are spread by coughing, sneezing, and unclean hands.
- Wash hands frequently to reduce the spread of germs. Remind children to keep their hands away from their mouth, nose, and eyes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially when someone is ill.
- Get plenty of sleep. Be physically active. Try to manage stress. Drink plenty of liquids, and eat nutritious foods.