Yonkers superintendent lays out plan to prevent fluPosted: Updated:
Yonkers’ school superintendent is taking action to combat the flu outbreak.
It comes following at least two deaths in New York and Connecticut.
At Eugenio De Hostos MicroSociety School in Yonkers Thursday, School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada laid out a plan that includes signs in all Yonkers schools in both English and Spanish encouraging kids to wash their hands, cover their mouths and get vaccinated.
For the 17 kids that were at the gathering, less than half of them raised their hand to say they already got their flu shot this year. On doctor’s orders, they are going to talk to their parents tonight about getting vaccinated.
Experts say that getting a flu shot is the most important thing they can do prevent it. They also say that if you feel sick, it’s important to stay home.