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Health Notice: A Late Flu Season is Peaking in Washington State

 

Even though fruit trees are starting to blossom and heavy coats are disappearing, flu season is in full swing. Influenza activity is now at high levels in King County with the season expected to last another 4-6 weeks. Health officials are telling us that the circulating strains Influenza are covered by this season’s flu vaccine. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. It is not too late to get yourself and your family vaccinated.

 

Flu affects people of all ages and can cause severe illness, and in some cases, resulting in hospitalization and death. Help protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated, washing your hands often, covering your cough and staying home when you're sick.

 

If there is any question about the health status of your child, please make arrangements to keep him/her at home.  This preventive step benefits your student and their classmates.  Please review when to keep your students home and help keep our schools healthy.

 

For more information about the Flu and Flu prevention, please visit the Washington State Department of Health Flu News website.