Health Watch: Influenza (flu)
Every year, thousands of people are hospitalized with the flu. Being sick with the flu can be serious. Symptoms – which usually come on suddenly – include fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, body aches and extreme fatigue. Vaccination is the first and most important step toward preventing the spread of flu.
Weatherford ISD Information on the Flu
Influenza (flu) Basics | Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Información básica sobre la influenza | ¿Es un Resfrió o es la Gripe?
Taking the Necessary Precautions
The Weatherford ISD Health Service Department would like to encourage students and staff to take the necessary precautions in reducing the transmission of communicable diseases.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. (Parents, please encourage proper hand-washing techniques at home.)
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If tissues are not available, cough in the crease of your arm.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. As a school district, we are cleansing flat surfaces with an approved cleaning agent and continue to educate staff and students.
If your child has flu-like symptoms, seek care from your primary care physician. (For those that are uninsured, please contact the Parker County Hospital District.)
Please keep your child(ren) home if they are sick for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever, or signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
Please do your part in reducing the spread of communicable diseases. Contact your School Nurse if you have questions and/or concerns.