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.