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Flu Prevention Information

January 11, 2018 -- It’s that time of year again: flu season! We have had reports of numerous cases of flu and accompanying respiratory infections from many of our students and families. In the interest of keeping all our students and staff healthy and in school, here are a few reminders: 

  • If your student is sick, please keep them at home and away from social situations like school or church.
  • Students should stay home until they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
  • Wash your hands regularly, even if there is no one in your household that is sick. Good handwashing is still the very best way to prevent the spread of germs.
  • If you think you or someone in your family has the flu, call your healthcare provider for advise about a doctor’s visit, medication, etc.
  • Consider getting a flu shot; it’s not too late. Although experts tell us that the vaccine is less effective this year, it remains the best preventative measure that we have.
  • If you would like more information about the flu and how to treat it, visit the CDC website at or call your school nurse.

— Posted by Carol Harrelson, RN, MSN, Vestavia Hills City Schools Health Services Coordinator.