• Flu Season  

     
     Pease Elementary School 2017 - 2018 
     
     Aide: Haley Akers, CNA
    haley.akers@ectorcountyisd.org
     
    School Nurse: Crissy Preslar, RN
    crissy.preslar@ectorcountyisd.org
     
     Pease Elementary (456-5580)
     Crockett Middle School (456-0459) 
     
     
     
    Flu Season is just about here! Have you had your flu vaccine? Contact your local pharmacy for exact prices!
    Flu Vaccine - about $20
    Doctor Visit - $75
    Tamiflu - $100
    Which would you rather pay?!
     
    Flu Education:
    Did you know that the vaccination is the absolute best way to prevent the flu? Tamiflu may be taken as soon as symptoms appear, or to prevent others in the household from getting the flu. Antibiotics will not help with any symptoms of the flu. Antivirals WILL help with the symptoms. Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. Antivirals treat viruses.
    • Flu sumptoms: 
    • Muscle pain or aches
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Congestion
    • Runny nose
    • Cough
    • Sneezing
    • Dehydration
    • Sore Throat

     

     
    Do not get the flu vaccine if you are allergic to eggs!
     
     
     
     
    THINGS TO REMEMBER:
    If your child has a fever over 100, they can NOT come to school until they do not have a fever for over 24 hours. Your child WILL have an unexcused absence if they stay home from school, unless they have a note from the doctor. I always recommend they see a doctor if they are running a fever. Fever is what lets us know our bodies are trying to fight off something that does not belong. Rest alone does not always get rid of the problem! Many times antibiotics are needed to get rid of infections. The most common infections are ear infections, strep throat, tonsilitis, and sinusitis. Once a child is on antibiotics, they may return to school. If your child has a virus, it is strongly recommended they stay at home and get lots of rest and plenty of fluids. Many viruses will go away on their own, but bacterial infections are likely to get worse. The only way to determine which one it is, is to take your child to the doctor for confirmation.