In any school year, it is essential to have strategies in place to prevent the spread of disease in the school-based setting. These strategies are not new; however, it is important to redouble our efforts to ensure that well-established health practices are enforced to prevent or reduce the spread of diseases like influenza.
If you have questions about the flu, please contact your family doctor, visit a local walk in clinic or contact your local Public Health Unit. Remember that it is important to keep your child home from school if he or she is ill.
For more information about the flu and to see a schedule of local flu vaccine clinics, visit these websites:
Brant County Public Health Unit (Flu Section)
Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit (Flu Section)
Public Health Agency of Canada (Flu Section)