Stay Safe By Recognizing The Signs!
While flu season is unpredictable, it typically begins in October and peaks in February. Influenza is a contagious airborne transmitted, respiratory virus that affects the nose, throat and lungs. To keep students, parents, and faculty safe and healthy, The Oklahoma Department of Health urges schools to learn about influenza (flu) signs and symptoms and take essential measures to minimize the spread of illness.
Symptoms usually come on suddenly and can last up to two weeks and can include:
- Coughing/Sore Throat
- Body aches
The Oklahoma Department of Health urges schools to take every measure to reduce the transmission of Influenza and other respiratory diseases by:
- Promoting the annual flu vaccine for students, parents and staff.
- Urge everyone to adopt daily habits that help prevent the spread of germs.
- Ensure that both students and staff remain at home when they are ill
- Regularly clean and disinfect during the flu season
- Notify local public health authorities of any outbreaks
Everyone is at risk from influenza (flu) – even healthy children and adults. Protect yourself and your district by knowing the facts. Visit: https://oklahoma.gov/health/news—events/newsroom/2023/ok-flu-shot.html