COMMUNITY REMINDERS: FLU

You've all probably heard the warnings about the flu going around.We had questions about getting vaccines this week on our list. As a community we can do a lot to keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy so we're posting these neighborly reminders!

 

COMMUNITY REMINDERS

:Important Message from PSP: this information has not been checked for accuracy is for general informational purposes only. No website should be a substitute for mental health and medical advice.  ParkSlopeParents.com is not intended to, and does not provide mental health and medical advice diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical and mental health advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on the PSP Yahoo! Group or on the ParkSlopeParents.com web site. Never rely on information in an e-mail or on our web site in place of seeking professional mental health and medical advice.

EVERYONE:

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Eat right.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze-- 'into the V" of your elbow or shoulder (not your hand). Throw away tissues promptly.
  • Wash your hands vigorously for 30 seconds to 1 minute under running water. Have kids sing the ABCs or some other song to help them pass the time.
  • Keep your hands away (and the germs) away from your eyes, nose or mouth.

KIDS: Please help keep others safe by keeping your kids home when they are sick.  Most schools have a 24 hours fever-free (with no meds) as a baseline-- but you know if your child is still sick even without a fever. (Do call the school as well to let them know).

 

ADULTS: Please help keep others safe by staying home and not riding subways while you are sick. While you may think the job (or you) are too important to miss work, you are jeopardizing someone else's health by being sick around other people. You too should also abide by the 24 hour fever free rule!

There are some people who can't get vaccines (infants) so please don't put others at risk by exposing them to being sick.

Check the NYC Flue page http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu and flu.gov for more information.

 

Stay Safe and Healthy folks!!

 

Susan Fox

Founder, Park Slope Parents

http://www.parkslopeparents.com/

4700 Families Strong!