Flu Season is Upon Us...Important Info

 

 

 

We have been asked to pass along the following information to our families:

 

  • Basic flu prevention tips: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html
    • Remember that all the measures to prevent the spread of COVID (e.g., staying home when sick, staying away from others who are sick, washing hands frequently) are also effective in reducing flu exposure
  • Recommend flu + COVID vaccinations for students and staff – both shots can be given at the same time.  Flu shots are approved annually for anyone 6 months of age and older.  Flu Vaccinations are available through Cobb & Douglas Public Health (https://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/about-us/locations-hours/ ), physician offices, urgent care centers and most pharmacies.
  • Recommend lab testing for all respiratory illnesses

 

GA weekly flu updates may be found at: https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/influenza/georgia-influenza-activity