Every day a child is absent from school, they miss out on valuable educational lessons.
Taking these five simple steps for staying healthy during flu season can help stop germs
and children from missing school due to illnesses like cold and flu.
1. Get your flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine
for everyone six months and older. It’s the first and most important way to prevent flu.
2. Help prevent the spread of germs.
Help protect yourself from contagious illnesses:
SS Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
SS Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
SS Remind children to avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
SS Send supplies of box top eligible Lysol Disinfecting Wipes & Lysol Disinfectant Spray to
your child’s classroom for disinfecting germ hot spots like desks, chairs, door knobs and
bathrooms. Lysol Disinfectant Spray kills cold and flu viruses* on hard surfaces.
3. Avoid sick people and stay home if you are sick.
To stay healthy, it’s important for children to avoid other students who are coughing or
sneezing, and to stay home if they’re sick.
4. Reinforce healthy habits at home.
As a parent, you can help fight the spread of germs by diligently cleaning and disinfecting
countertops and frequently-touched surfaces like doorknobs and light switches. Also,
disinfect items with Lysol Disinfectant Spray that your child brings home from school—
such as backpacks—to help prevent germs from spreading to other surfaces in the home.