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The Flu - Protect Your Family

Please help keep our schools, families and communities healthy and flu free this season!

Many people believe that seasonal influenza ("the flu") is much like the common cold and that it cannot be prevented. But, influenza is a serious and potentially dangerous disease. Each year students miss approximately 38 million school days due to the flu and parents miss more than 10 million workdays caring for their sick children. Here is a "Parent's Guide" to the flu.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a flu shot each year. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu. Here is information about the vaccine. It is also available in Spanish: Hoja de información sobre vacuna contra la influenza.