I don't know any specifics about the ASD and flu response in reaction to the boy's death in Fbx. My weekly ASD flu planning meeting last week was before he died and I meet again on Thursday. I do know that school nurses have been sending kids home left and right - pretty much, you have a fever, you get isolated until you can get picked up early.
The lastest "bulletin" I read - from either the state or CDC - basically stated that this strain doesn't look to be much more deadly for the average person but it is certainly more contagious. So your or your kids risks of serious outcome are likely similar for H1N1 vs a more "typical" strain - however, you are more likely to get it. However, those having the serious outcomes are skewed to the "priority" groups (preggos, anyone under 24 & "other health conditions")
The ASD will be offering free H1N1 vaccine to any student who has their parent sign the consent form - totally voluntary - when it becomes available. Probably having shot clinics in Nov & Dec. Its unlikely (IMO) there will be the enough of the seasonal flu vax to make it available at the same time. The general concept is vaccinate those who want it so that there are fewer germ factories in the classroom. Even for non-vaxers their should be some herd immunity effect. ASD is also setting up a protocol for regular disinfectant cleaning of the schools - but I don't know any details (surface wipedowns) & I suspect much is left up to teachers to comply with individually. I heard that FNSB schools might be also planning a vax campaign - but that was more at rumor than verified.
Flu Girl must sign off now - trying to make BH contractions go away by chilling in bed with my feet up. I can't believe I am so uncomfortable and only 30 weeks
. Ick. I feel like I actually have the flu - but its just tiny feet stuck up into my chest, formerly occupied by lungs.