GREENE COUNTY TECH SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Investing in the Future... One Student at a Time.”

5413 West Kingshighway Paragould, Ar. 72450

870.236.2762

AT SCHOOL HEALTH

- Greene County Tech Elementary

 

Flu Prevention Tips & Steps to Take if You Develop Flu

Flu Prevention

Influenza is preventable. In addition to the tips listed below, you should obtain yearly seasonal influenza vaccinations every fall and the H1N1 vaccination series when it is available.

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Don't share drinking glasses, silverware or towels.
  • Get enough sleep and eat well to maintain your immune system.

If you develop flu-like symptoms:

(Symptoms of influenza include a fever of 100 degrees or higher AND cough and/or sore throat. Other symptoms include congestion, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue or nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.)

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your upper sleeve. Throw tissues in the trash. WASH YOUR HANDS.
  • Rest, drink plenty of fluids and take the recommended dosage of Tylenol or ibuprofen if you are not allergic. These medications will reduce your fever and relieve body aches. Do not take aspirin.
  • Notify the school and your teacher by phone or email that you are ill with flu-like symptoms and will not be attending classes; make arrangements with your teachers to make up missed class work.
  • Keep your distance from others when you are in public. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN.
  • All high risk students (asthma, pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart disease, liver or kidney disease and autoimmune diseases) with influenza symptoms should make an appointment with their doctor immediately.
  • Return to normal activities when you are feeling well and your fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or ibuprofen. You can prevent the spread of influenza by avoiding public places and others until you are well. Be considerate of others by not getting too close and by covering your cough.