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DSHS to Teach Students How to Fight the Flu

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Media Advisory
January 15, 2010

What: The Texas Department of State Health Services is launching a “Flu Fighters Tour” to teach elementary school students how to protect themselves from flu. The tour features two martial artists showing how to “fight” the flu using symbolic kung fu-style moves and music. This high-energy interactive presentation includes an animated video and educational activities. Tour stops will include some 30 elementary schools across Texas.
When:

Jan. 19 to Feb. 5

Where:

Various elementary school locations

Why:

The goal of the tour is to teach children how to help prevent the spread of flu. Traditional peak flu season is January and February. The H1N1 flu virus is still circulating and vaccine supply is now plentiful. Texas health officials encourage people to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu and practice healthy habits such as frequent hand washing and staying home when sick. Children younger than 10 need two doses of the H1N1 vaccine. 

Materials: B-roll and media kits will be available at the events. Downloadable Flu Fighters materials are available in English and Spanish at www.texasflu.org. All public elementary schools will receive resource copies of the Flu Fighters videos and activity books.
Note:

News media must check in at school office before attending the event.

Media Advisory

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(News media contact: Carrie Williams, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7119.)

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Last updated December 27, 2013