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Flu Information

Important Flu Information For Families

Flu season in Massachusetts usually starts in the fall and runs through the spring. The main symptoms of influenza (flu) include fever in combination with a cough and/or sore throat. Some people may also have a runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and feel tired. Some people (especially young children) may also have diarrhea and vomiting. To keep flu from spreading in the community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has the flu.

Please Keep Your Child Home For Any Of The Following:
A Fever of 100 Degrees F or Higher in the Past 24 hours
- A Fever of 100 Degrees F or Higher with a Cough or Sore Throat
- Medication Given to Reduce a Fever in the Past 24 Hours
- Diarrhea or Vomiting in the Past 24 Hours

Flu Information For Families

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Call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at (617) 983-6800 or your local Board of Health for further assistance.

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