December 2016 - MMR Booster Clinics
Measles, Mumps, Rubella booster shots will be available at the following schools:
- Sonora Elementary
The Flu Season
Cold weather is the time for flu, but the exact timing and duration of flu seasons vary. While flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks in January or later. During the past 32 years, flu activity most often peaked in February (14 seasons), followed by December (6 seasons), January and March (5 seasons each).
Our schools will be holding immunization clinics.... Please get your child immunized.
Many state health departments have reported increases this year in cases of severe respiratory illness in children. EV-D68 appears to be the predominant type of enterovirus this year and may be contributing to the increases in severe respiratory illnesses.
EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.
In the United States, people are more likely to get infected with enteroviruses in the summer and fall. Cases are likely to decline later in the fall.
For current information from the CDC about this disease, click here.