Friday, April 12, 2024

#SAFEdragon: Carroll ISD Monitors Flu Season

The flu season is upon us and Carroll ISD is taking steps to keep Dragons healthy during this time. CISD Lead Nurse Karen Flexer is working with campus nurses to monitor and report flu cases. The district will also actively campaign to encourage hand washing/sanitizing and other steps that can be taken to prevent the flu from spreading.

The Carroll ISD  Student Services Department will keep the district apprised of spikes or double digit changes in student absences; and the Personnel Services Department is monitoring the same for employee absences.

The district has scheduled a second flu shot clinic at the Carroll ISD Administration Center for employees, Dragon families and members of the community on Wednesday, January 15 from 4-6 p.m. The flu shot reduces the risk of getting the flu and also helps flu patients minimize the symptoms and severity of the illness. Carroll ISD district sponsor Doctor’s Express is also giving flu shots at their Southlake location. Flu shots are free at this location for individuals on Carroll ISD insurance. Children without insurance can also receive a flu shot for just $10. Click here for insurance information and prices.

Carroll ISD hosted a flu shot clinic last October at Carroll Senior High School. Nearly 400 doses were distributed at the clinic. Carroll has hosted an annual flu shot clinic every fall for the past five years.

This year’s flu season is expected to last longer and medical experts are seeing a much stronger strain of the Type A Influenza (H1N1). Carroll ISD will be reiterating to families and staff to stay home when experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms. 

Click here for additional flu resource materials. Carroll ISD will also share safety news via Twitter, follow #SAFEdragon for the latest information and updates.