We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. The nursing team within Student Health Services at CUSD is closely monitoring data and public health guidance related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. As we approach the fall and winter months, a significant concern in the healthcare community is how influenza, also known as the flu, may impact or stress the healthcare system, which is already strained due to COVID-19.
The flu shares many symptoms with COVID-19 and, as a result, may be impossible to differentiate based solely on symptoms. In order to avoid unnecessary visits to healthcare facilities for flu illness, Public Health is strongly advising community members to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are recommended for ages 6 months and older and can be obtained at your primary healthcare provider’s office, Santa Clara County of Public Health, or at several local pharmacies, such as Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS.
Please take a moment to review that attached flu information and reach out to Bonnie Hirsch, RN at Hirsch_bonnie@cusdk8.org with any questions.
We really do believe CUSD has the best, most involved staff and parent community and we truly appreciate your willingness to help us keep our community safe
Please CLICK HERE to view the flier on Why Should You and Your Family Get a Flu Shot?
Please CLICK HERE to view the flier on INFLUENZA (FLU) Flu and You