RRISD Health Services Dept. spreads the word on flu prevention

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

It’s that time of year for flu symptoms to appear! The Round Rock ISD Health Services Department takes their job seriously of getting the word out for preventative actions to ward off flu! They know preventative actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

They have compiled a list of preventative actions to take during the flu season. You can go online: List of preventative actions to read or see the list below:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with the crook of your elbow or upper arm when you cough or sneeze. This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain the flu virus.
  • Proper and consistent hand washing is essential. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet if it is not automatic. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer; apply to palm of one hand; rub hands together covering all surfaces until dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as germs spread this way.
  • Avoid sharing objects. If an activity requires the passing around of an object, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading the illness. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • Disinfect common surfaces.
  • If an outbreak of flu occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.
  • For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control


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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Bobbie,

I hope you won't forget next year...this year the flu has been bad!!!

Jan 24, 2013 06:02 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Hi Ginny,

Yes we are!

Jan 24, 2013 06:02 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Hi John,

You are right about that!

Jan 24, 2013 06:03 AM #17
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Hi Adrian,

I got my first flu shot this year in Sept. No problems!!!

Jan 24, 2013 06:04 AM #18
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Barbara,

I hope so I know some states have been hard hit this year!

Jan 24, 2013 06:05 AM #19
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Hi Teral,

Thanks for the heads up!!

Jan 24, 2013 06:07 AM #20
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John McCormack, CRS
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Thanks for getting the word out Dorie.......... So far no flu at our place... Knock on wood!

Jan 24, 2013 07:05 AM #21
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Hi John,

Same here!!

Jan 24, 2013 07:44 AM #22
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Debbie Reynolds
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Dorie, So far so good. They are saying that the flu has peeked and is going down now. All the precautions will keep it from flairing up again.

Jan 24, 2013 10:19 AM #23
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Hi Debbie,

I certainly hope so!!

Jan 24, 2013 11:01 AM #24
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Excellent tips to beat the flu, Dorie!  So far, my shot has served me well...fingers STILL crossed!  We don't have TIME to catch it, do we?!!  Have a fabulous Friday...

Jan 24, 2013 11:39 AM #25
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi Dorie, thanks for the tips.  Unfortunately, I had a cold and touched my eye and now have a stye-these germs spread so easily.  Have a healthy Friday!

Jan 24, 2013 11:43 AM #26
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Joni Bailey
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Our local clinic gave free flu shots for a couple of hours one day this week. This flu thing is SERIOUS business! Thanks for these great tips!

Jan 24, 2013 12:31 PM #27
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Hi Debe,

You are right..we don't have time for the flu! My flu shot has worked well this year for sure!

Jan 24, 2013 07:40 PM #28
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Joanna,

Oh no..that does not sound like fun!

Jan 24, 2013 07:42 PM #29
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Hi Joni,

You are right it is serious business!!I had my flu shot in September and I am so glad I got it!

Jan 24, 2013 07:43 PM #30
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Joe Petrowsky
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Those are a lot of great tips. I have a blog coming out on the same topic. It certainly a tough year to flu. so anything that can be done to protect ourselves, needs to be done, for everyone's sake.

Jan 24, 2013 08:37 PM #31
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing the tips. I am trying to stay away from people who have the flu.

Jan 24, 2013 08:50 PM #32
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Dorie, such a must but besides the flu now they say there is a new nora virus out there you can pick up anywhere...everyone needs to be aware this season...hoping our cold weather kills alot of the germs right now.

Jan 24, 2013 09:48 PM #33
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Gabe Sanders
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Great info on a very timely topic as the flu is hitting many communities hard this year.

Jan 25, 2013 08:00 PM #34
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