General Flu info

  • flu Contrary to popular belief, the influenza season often lasts until mid-May. Because the flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, it is crucial that parents have access to flu information and resources year round. Even though most children infected with influenza recover with little to no complications, some cases result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. 

    According to the CDC, "Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu." Ttypically the flu season is from September theough March of each year, but can last until mid-May. Because the flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, it is crucial that parents have access to flu information and resources year round. Even though most children infected with influenza recover with little to no complications, some cases result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. 

    CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu).

    1. Get a Flu vaccine each year.
    2. Use preventative actions to prevent the sprread of germs.
    3. Seek early treatment if you suspect the flu.

    Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu

    Visit the Texas Flu website or the CDC flu website for more information.

Student Flu Clinics Fall 2018

  • Hays CISD partnered with Healthy Schools, LLC to provide flu vaccinations for this fall. Information is sent to parents at the start of the school year including consent forms. In order for your child to receive the flu vaccine you must return a consent form. Healthy Schools will bill insurance, but there is no out of pocket cost for parent/guardians. 

    Healthy Schools provided flu shots at every campus this year in November to help protect our studetns, staff, and community from the flu. 

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Staff Flu Clinics Fall 2018