Health District and educators to meet on Swine Flu
Kennewick, WA- The Benton Franklin Health District says it's considering going school to school this fall to offer swine flu shots.
Health workers say they plan to meet with school administrators as soon as the educators return from their summer vacations.
Federal health leaders today issued new guidelines for schools dealing with the swine flu. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, says closing a school should be a last resort when a school has numerous cases of swine flu.
The CDC today also announced a change for when students can return to class after catching the swine flu. "It used to be seven days," Frieden says. "Now it is 24 hours after the fever goes away and that's based on new information we have on how the virus spreads in the laboratory and person to person."