Say BOO to the Flu!
Get Ready for Flu Season!
Start with Prevention:
- Wash hands
- Cover your cough
- Get Your Family Flu Shots
While all family members should get flu shots yearly, it’s especially important for children, and those who have chronic health problems like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease that put them at risk for serious complications from flu.
Recognizing Flu Symptoms
Flu symptoms are much like cold symptoms – but tend to be more severe:
- Fever 100 F or above.
- Cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
- Headache and/or body aches.
- Chills, fatigue.
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (more common in children).
Do not giving aspirin to any child who might have the flu; talk to your healthcare provider about medicine that is best for pain or fever.
Ensuring plenty of rest, and lots of fluids (water, broth, sports drinks, electrolyte beverages for babies, and Pedialyte® for children).
Keeping students out of school until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours – without using a fever-lowering medication.
Learn More – The website www.flu.gov