8 days ago
By Wren Morgan
School Nurses Join National Influenza Vaccination Week
to Keep Flu Out of School
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu virsues are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones through fall, winter and into spring.
NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK (December 4-10, 2016) is a great time for school nurses to remind teachers, parents and everyone in our community to take action to Keep Flu out of School. While we know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May. As long as flu viruses are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones.
As school nurses, we have the potential to reach a large part of our community and it's easy to reach families, teachers and other school nurses by sharing the key messages below on your social media and communication channels. You can find more resources on the Keep Flu Out of School website: www.preventchildhoodinfluenza.org/school .
Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.
* Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
* Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
* Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications. Learn more about how you can fight the flu this season at www.cdc.gov/fightflu
Together we CAN Keep Flu Out of School!
2 months ago
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