“Flu shots available here” signs are being posted everywhere. That can only mean one thing; FLU SEASON IS HERE. There have already been several reported cases of the flu this season. VIVA Pediatrics knows that a case of the flu can quickly send some of our kids into the hospital. It is up to parents, friends, and caregivers to teach ourselves and our children the most sanitary preventive measures. Please click on the links below for information from www.TexasFlu.Org.
We wish you and yours a flu free season. Happy hand washing!
Watch the animated video on how to be a flu fighter –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93RT2kxV4p4
VÍDEO DE ANIMACIÓN –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93RT2kxV4p4
Flu vaccine finder –> http://dshs.texas.gov/txflu/flu-locator.shtm
See below from The Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- If you are sick with flu symptoms, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.