Respiratory FLU season usually begins around January in the schools. You can avoid severe symptoms, or even getting the flu altogether by getting a flu shot in October or November.
COLD Symptoms VS FLU Symptoms
Sneezing and congestion Muscle aches
Hacking coughing Temperature over 102 degrees
Runny nose Dry cough
Sore throat Yellow or green phlegm
Low fever possible Bad headaches
Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will not be allowed at school. Only a doctor can diagnose the flu. Antiviral medications are only available through your doctor. To be effective, antiviral medications must be started within the first 48 hours of flu symptoms. The flu is a virus, so antibiotics are not effective. Please bring a doctor's statement to return to school.