It’s flu season: Prevention tips for parents, children

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SCUSD’s Health Services Coordinator Pam Whipple offers the following flu prevention tips:

  • Get a flu shot or nasal spray, which is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. Shots are available at your doctor’s office and many pharmacies.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy food.
  • Cough into your arm, or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine like Tylenol or Motrin.

Additional information is available at www.flu.gov.