Regarding Flu Season and Immunization:
The most recent guidelines released by the NH Department of Health and Human Services encourages all NH residents over the age of 6 months to get a seasonal flu vaccinations, especially those adults and children at high risk with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. There is no shortage of vaccine this year, and vaccine clinics are available at your health care physician’s office, or in the community at many area pharmacies. Here are some places on the web to visit for more information on flu facts, prevention when traveling, and vaccine information: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/influenza/index.htmand http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Please send a doctor’s note to the school nurse with the date of your child’s flu immunization, so that this may be added to your child’s school health record.
Click below to view these short informational videos about Influenza:
“How to know if you have the Flu: Flu symptoms” -- From the Centers for Disease Control
Flu attack! How a virus invades your body.”
“The Story of the Sleeve.” A video made by students from Johns Hopkins University Health
Communications class to demonstrate hygienic coughing to prevent disease spread.