Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cold and Flu Season Has Arrived

Prevention is very important to stay healthy this season.

The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated
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The Yarmouth School Department Flu Clinics will be here the second week of October.  Yarmouth Elementary School will Have our Clinic DURING SCHOOL HOURS on October 10th in collaboration with VNA Home Health and Hospice

Please fill out the linked permission form completely, including insurance information in order for your student to receive their vaccination

Flu Vaccine Permission form  Flu Vaccine Information Sheet

FluMist Information Sheet

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to staying healthy this flu season can be found here:  CDC information on influenza
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Follow these tips and stay healthy this season!!

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food

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