More than 800 people took advantage of a flu vaccine clinic hosted January 18 by Frisco ISD, North Texas Flu Shots and Passport Health.
Did you miss it? Find out where you can still get a flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone who has not yet been vaccinated this season to do so. The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.
- Influenza is spread when cough and sneeze droplets of an infected person reach the mouth, nose or hand of another. Therefore, avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice cough and sneeze etiquette by coughing into the upper sleeve or using tissue and disposing of it properly.
- Frequently wash hands.
- Use hand sanitizer often. It is available in every classroom and common areas.
- Stay home when ill. Students must have temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school (without taking a fever reducing medication).
If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff will do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly. Frisco ISD custodial staff disinfects our schools daily, following strict infection control guidelines. During flu season, a special team is also utilized by the custodial department, using additional disinfecting measures to further prevent the spread of disease.
For more information on flu prevention and when to keep your child home from school, visit the District’s Health Services website.