Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Tips
Posted on 10/25/2021
flu prevention tips

Coordinated School Health Flu Prevention Tips!

  • Number one most important: Get a flu shot!  Insurance will cover this, and you don’t even have to make a doctor’s appointment as you can just walk in most pharmacies get the shot, have your insurance charged, and be done with a time consuming appointment!
  • Number two most important: FREQUENT hand washing with WARM water and soap….is WARM water available for your students to wash their hands? 
  •  Do students have access to unwrapped treats that they get out of a common bowl (which is technically again wellness guidelines)…that is a breeding ground for germs! 
  •  Frequently wipe down technology devices if multiple students are using them.
    How often are door handles, common areas, equipment and supplies sanitized?  Another great breeding ground for germs!
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu symptoms, it is recommended that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • Get plenty of sleep every night, 7-9 hours every night.
  • Eat well balanced meals including all food groups.
  • Vitamin C may help protect your immune system which fights off illness. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of Vitamin C. Strawberries, citrus fruits, bell peppers, pineapple, kiwi, broccoli and cauliflower are some of the best sources of Vitamin C
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