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Flu Prevention

Information for controlling the outbreak of the flu in schools, including information on pandemic influenza.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Controlling Flu in Schools

Resources for preventing influenza in pre-K-12 schools:

Recommendations to help protect people who are at greatest risk of serious complications from the flu. The CDC recommends that flu vaccine be given to protect people age six months and older.

You can also ask your health care provider or call the CDC Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO (4636).

Pandemic Flu

Other Resources

  • Hand Sanitizers
    Guidance on the use of hand sanitizers in California public schools.
  • Immunization Promotional Materials External link opens in new window or tab.
    The California Department of Public Health's Immunization Branch provides posters in multiple languages on how to avoid the spread of germs and viruses.
Questions:   School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 30, 2021