This infographic ‘In the Nurse’s Office: Common Sicknesses in Schools’ was created to illustrate a dozen or more facts and stats about the harboring of germs inside schools and what parents and teachers can do to prevent illnesses in school.
Did you know 40% of school-age children between 5 and 17 miss at least three days of school a year due to injury or illness? Bacteria and viruses can lurk anywhere, but proper prevention can keep your kids healthy, in school and out of urgent care.
How to prevent common illnesses in school?
- Teach children to wash hands regularly. Particularly before eating and after using the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching animals, and touching garbage.
- Instruct children to cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze.
- Get regular flu vaccinations for everyone in the home 6 months of age or older.
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