It’s time to get your Flu Shot! What is your why? For me, it’s my own continued health, my family, my students, and my community.
I feel it is my responsibility to do everything I can to curb the spread of infectious diseases, including the flu. In a paper published by CID, it was found that children 0-4 have the highest incidence of symptomatic influenza (https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/66/10/1511/4682599). I want to do my part in preventing the spread of this virus while working with children in this age group.
According to the CDC, “You may be able to spread flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
• People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins.
• Some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
• Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an even longer time.”
Furthermore, “some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and children younger than 5 years.
Teacher Isabel Mora Horizon
As a mother, as a person with elderly parents who live nearby, as a teacher, and as your neighbor I choose to be vaccinated. We can make a difference, together.