With flu season in full swing, Harris County Public Health is providing parents with information on ways to help prevent flu in their children and families. Letters are being sent home with students this week, along with informational brochures that offer guidelines for protecting children from the flu, symptoms to watch for and steps to take if a child is sick.
Recommendations include: getting a flu shot immediately; seeing your healthcare provider as soon as there are symptoms; staying home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone, without using medication to reduce the fever; and taking precautions to prevent the spread of germs.
“The literature provided by the health department is very thorough and offers a lot of helpful information. We hope our parents will read the brochures closely and follow the recommendations,” said Spring ISD Director of Nursing and Health Services Jeanne Parker. “Most important, if your child gets sick, please keep them home and notify your school nurse. The health and safety of all our students is our highest priority.”
The informational brochures are below: