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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ November 2017

 
 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the Take 3 approach to fight the flu:

1. Get the flu vaccine every year

2. Take preventative actions to stop the spread of germs:
-Wash hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available
-Cover coughs by coughing into your sleeve
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
-Do not share cups and eating utensils
-Stay home when sick

3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your healthcare provider prescribes them
Exercise, adequate sleep and a healthy diet will boost your child’s immune system.

Please keep sick children home, especially if they have a fever above 100 degrees, diarrhea, vomiting or a severe cough.

Together we can have a healthy school year and keep the flu out of school!

Susan Quigley, RN, NCSN

November 2017 Tiger Times