“The average cough comes out of your mouth at a speed of 60mph. A sneeze travels at a rate in excess of 100mph.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, “Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes, or possibly their nose. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season.”
The school nurse will provide students at SAHS with flu vaccines via a Flu Clinic held every year in October or November. The date for this year’s Flu Clinic is yet to be determined. The ‘Flu Vaccine Consent’ form should be completed and given to the school nurse if you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine. It can be found at the following link.
For more information about Flu Season, click on the CDC link below:
In less than 2 minutes, Canadian political satirist Rick Mercer, makes an entertaining, convincing, and no-nonsense argument for getting vaccinated against influenza: