Flu Season 2021-2022

    Flu season is here! 
    The flu, the common name for influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses.  Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and headache.  Flu in the United States occurs during the fall and winter months, between October and April.  Flu is spread through droplets that enter the air after people cough and sneeze.  Individuals become infected by the droplets when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth after exposure. 
    Prevent the flu.
    The flu can be prevented by getting annual flu vaccines, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands freqently, avoiding sick individuals, staying home from work or school if ill, and cleaning commmonly shared or frequently touched items. If your child's pediatrician recommends yearly flu vaccines don't forget to make your appointment for this season. 
    Please visit the New Jersey Department of Health Website for more detailed infomation on flu.    https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/flu.shtml