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Help Prevent the Spread of Flu

Oct.10, 2022

Each year, healthcare providers encourage adults and children to get an annual influenza shot to help prevent the spread of the flu. We need your help to protect children and school staff from getting this virus. 

When your child is sick

The best thing you can do is to keep your children home when sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and staff. Keep them home when they show any of these symptoms:

  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • nausea or vomiting
  • severe headache
  • diarrhea
  • red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
  • undiagnosed rash

Children should stay home until they have been fever-free without medication for at least 24 hours and free from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for 12 hours.


Do not give children fever-reducing, anti-nausea/vomiting or anti-diarrhea medication and then send them to school.


If you are called to pick up a sick child at school, please come quickly. If you know your child has been exposed to someone diagnosed with the flu virus, call your doctor immediately to find out what to do.


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