Alert! FLU Information
Parents, please be aware that there always seems to be a virus going around the schools. If you want to get the flu vaccine, this is the time to do it. This is the time of year for allergies, colds and unfortunately the “FLU” as well. As always, students come back to school and they are enclosed in a classroom most of the time. It is very easy for them to pass any ailments they may have to every other student in the class.
Please remember the flu shot/mist will not always prevent you from getting the flu, but it will keep you from having a full-blown case of the flu. Once you receive the flu shot, it will take 10-14 days for your body to build up the immunity against the flu. If you are exposed to the flu during that time, then, yes, you can get the flu. It is a common misconception that if you receive the flu shot/flu mist, you can get the flu. You CAN NOT get the flu from the flu shot.
General information about the flu:
- When coughing or sneezing, turn your head away and down, then cough into your elbow.
- Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the restroom or blowing your nose.
- Students don’t want to miss school and if you come to school sick, you have already spread it to 20-25 people.
- If you are running a temperature of 100.0 or greater, you will need to stay home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without using Tylenol or Motrin.
- Get a good night's sleep. This is the time your body recuperates and fights off germs.
**The clinic policies can be found in the Judson ISD Student Handbook**
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions or concerns you may have, and I will respond to your email or phone call within 24 hours (school day).