Weatherford Independent School District

Winter Break for students begins on Friday, December 20. Students return to class on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

WISD taking preventive measures to monitor, limit flu virus (Shot Clinic scheduled for Friday at NGC)

Shot Clinic Information
Friday, Jan. 10  |  NGC Cafeteria  |  3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Costs: FREE (children 6 months to 18 years old); employees (FREE with Blue Cross Blue Shield card...or $15.00).

In an effort to reach all WISD students and staff members, the District will host another WISD Friends and Family Flu Shot Night (a.k.a. Roos Against the Flu Night). WISD's community partner, Parker County Hospital District, will provide the clinic.

For additional information, please contact the Parker County Hospital District at 817-341-2520.




The Flu: A Guide for Parents
• The flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing.
• Common symptoms include fever (100° or higher) cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills and fatigue. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can be especially dangerous for those who have long term health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
• Flu is spread by droplet from an infected person by coughing, sneezing, or talking. Flu may be contracted by touching something with the virus on it and then touching one’s eyes, mouth or nose.
• To protect yourself and your family, the first and most important thing you can do is to get a flu shot. It is not too late!
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
• Stay away from people who are sick.
• WASH YOUR HANDS often with soap and water.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
• If you or your child is sick, stay home and seek medical care. There are medications to treat the flu. These medicines lessen the symptoms and make you feel better faster. Your student may return to school when the fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/preventing.htm, www.texasflu.org or www.flu.gov or call 800-CDC-INFO. More information is also available on the WISD Health Services page.
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