Prepare for flu season

Washing hands, flu shots are keys to prevention

Emma Parker, Kylie Pavlovsky, and Kiehanna Tucker

Have you ever gotten the flu? It’s pretty miserable. There are all sorts of ways to receive this sickness. Another kid coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose are some ways you can catch it . If they had the flu and you came in contact with them then there is a high chance you will get sick too.

Mrs.Wetz, a seventh grade language arts teacher, said,“I felt like I got hit by a truck. I fainted, ,threw up, had muscle aches, and a high fever. The sickness lasted for 5 days.” She then said, “I have gotten the flu shot. It stung a little, but wasn’t awful.” She also gave some advice on what to do when you have the flu “Drink a lot of water and get a lot of rest.” She also gave a great quote, “Wash your hands!”

Mrs.Pieniazek, the Dobie Junior High nurse, had different information. She said, “ When I got the flu I felt very lousy. I only took Tylenol to help me feel better. I had a stuffy nose,I felt nauseous, my stomach was irritated, and I had a fever.” She also added, “I had the flu for about a week.”

All these symptoms are sadly normal when you get the flu. Washing your hands, and staying clean will help decrease the chance of you getting the flu, and getting any of these horrible symptoms of this nasty virus, the flu.

For more information about the flu visit the Centers for Disease Control website