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Child care and medical experts
Dec
03 partner for flu fighting tips
2018 Rainbow Fleet Child
Care Resource and
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Williams, and Dr.
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fessor and chair at the
University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine’s
Department of Family
and Preventative
Medicine, have joined
to remind parents
and child care provid-
ers of ways to fight
the flu all season. This
Crawford said, “It is after becoming sick.
reminder comes in time
especially important for “A large part of our
for National Influenza
those who are going to mission at Rainbow Fleet
Vaccination Week
be visiting family for the is promoting the health
(NIVW) held December
holidays and those who of Oklahoma’s children,”
2-8 2019.
work around the more said Executive Director,
This annual obser-
vulnerable members of Carrie Williams, “This
vance emphasizes
our community, like the season brings its own
the importance of the
elderly and children.” set of challenges, as
flu immunization and
In addition to flu sickness is easily spread
other healthy preven-
immunization, frequent at child care facilities.
tion practices. Data
hand washing and the We want to give child
from recent years has
regular sanitization of care providers and par-
shown that flu vaccina-
toys, classroom items ents the tools to combat
tion rates decline dra-
and frequently touched this.”
matically after the end
objects is encouraged. More tools for class-
of November, although
Although it can be dif- room prevention can
health care profession-
ficult, both children and be found https://www.
als support flu immuni-
care givers are urged cdc.gov/flu/school/index.
zations and prevention
to stay home if display- htm.
throughout the holiday
ing symptoms, since,
season and beyond.
according to the CDC,
“It is never too late
the flu can be spread
to get your shot and
as early one day before
practice smart flu-
symptoms are displayed
prevention practices,”
and as long as week L.L.C

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The Comanche Times

Child Care And Medical Experts Partner For Flu Fighting Tips
Tips include giving National Influenza Vaccination Week a shot and assists child care providers with a multitude of services including
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral Executive Director, licensing and technical assistance as well as age-appropriate activities and
Carrie Williams, and Dr. Steven Crawford, professor and chair at the curriculum. Rainbow Fleet is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine’s Department of Family and For questions or more information, call 405.521.1426.
Preventative Medicine, have joined to remind parents and child care
providers of ways to fight the flu all season. This reminder comes in time
for National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) held December 2-8
Poinsettias On Sale Now
2019.
This annual observance emphasizes the importance of the flu immuniza-
tion and other healthy prevention practices. Data from recent years has
shown that flu vaccination rates decline dramatically after the end of
November, although health care professionals support flu immunizations
and prevention throughout the holiday season and beyond.
“It is never too late to get your shot and practice smart flu-prevention
practices,” Crawford said, “It is especially important for those who are
going to be visiting family for the holidays and those who work around the
more vulnerable members of our community, like the elderly and children.”
In addition to flu immunization, frequent hand washing and the regular
sanitization of toys, classroom items and frequently touched objects is
encouraged. Although it can be difficult, both children and care givers are
urged to stay home if displaying symptoms, since, according to the CDC,
the flu can be spread as early one day before symptoms are displayed and The FFA Horticulture classes have poinsettias on sale now! The plants are
as long as week after becoming sick. 6" Reds and are $10 each. There are only 200 available so get them while
“A large part of our mission at Rainbow Fleet is promoting the health of they last. The horticulture class will be open the remainder of the week from
Oklahoma’s children,” said Executive Director, Carrie Williams, “This 7:30 am - 5:00 pm or until sold out.
season brings its own set of challenges, as sickness is easily spread at child
care facilities. We want to give child care providers and parents the tools to
combat this.”
More tools for classroom prevention can be found https://www.cdc.gov/
Wreaths Across Fairlawn
Save the date for December 15 a 11 a.m. to be at the Fairlawn Cemetery
flu/school/index.htm.
in Comanche to help lay wreaths on our veterans graves. There are 554
For more than 40 years, Rainbow Fleet has provided innovative child
wreaths to be put on the graves that day so please come and volunteer to
development programs to families and child care service
help.
providers. Rainbow Fleet helps families locate quality child care options

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This reminder comes in viders.
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Vaccination Week (NIVW) families locate quality child
held December 2-8 2019. care options and assists
This annual observance child care providers with
emphasizes the importance a multitude of services
of the flu immunization and including licensing and
other healthy prevention technical assistance as well
practices. as age-appropriate activi-
Data from recent years ties and curriculum.
has shown that flu vac- Rainbow Fleet is an
cination rates decline dra- equal opportunity provider
matically after the end of and employer. For ques-
November, although health tions or more information,
care professionals support call 405.521.1426.
flu immunizations and pre- Steven Crawford is a
vention throughout the hol- member of the Oklahoma
iday season and beyond. Alliance for Healthy Fami-
“It is never too late to days and those who work washing and the regular stay home if displaying “A large part of our mis- lies, an organization dedi-
get your shot and practice around the more vulner- sanitization of toys, class- symptoms, since, accord- sion at Rainbow Fleet is cated to positively impact-
smart flu-prevention prac- able members of our com- room items and frequently ing to the CDC, the flu can promoting the health of ing the health of Oklaho-
tices,” Crawford said, “It munity, like the elderly and touched objects is encour- be spread as early one day Oklahoma’s children,” said ma’s schools, communities
is especially important for children.” aged. Although it can be before symptoms are dis- Executive Director, Car- and families through edu-
those who are going to be In addition to flu immu- difficult, both children and played and as long as week rie Williams, “This season cation and advocacy.
visiting family for the holi- nization, frequent hand care givers are urged to after becoming sick. brings its own set of chal-

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Resource and Referral spread at child care facili-
Executive Director, Carrie ties. We want to give child
Williams, and Dr. Steven care providers and parents
Crawford, professor and the tools to combat this.”
chair at the University of More tools for classroom
Oklahoma College of Medi- prevention can be found
cine’s Department of Fam- https://www.cdc.gov/flu/
ily and Preventative Medi- school/index.htm.
cine, have joined to remind For more than 40 years,
parents and child care pro- Rainbow Fleet has provided
viders of ways to fight the innovative child develop-
flu all season. ment programs to families
This reminder comes in and child care service pro-
time for National Influenza viders.
Vaccination Week (NIVW) Rainbow Fleet helps
held December 2-8 2019. families locate quality child
This annual observance care options and assists
emphasizes the importance child care providers with
of the flu immunization and a multitude of services
other healthy prevention including licensing and
practices. technical assistance as well
Data from recent years as age-appropriate activi-
has shown that flu vac- ties and curriculum.
cination rates decline dra- Rainbow Fleet is an
matically after the end of equal opportunity provider
November, although health and employer. For ques-
care professionals support tions or more information,
flu immunizations and pre- call 405.521.1426.
vention throughout the hol- Steven Crawford is a
iday season and beyond. member of the Oklahoma
“It is never too late to Alliance for Healthy Fami-
get your shot and practice around the more vulner- washing and the regular stay home if displaying “A large part of our mis- lies, an organization dedi-
smart flu-prevention prac- able members of our com- sanitization of toys, class- symptoms, since, accord- sion at Rainbow Fleet is cated to positively impact-
tices,” Crawford said, “It munity, like the elderly and room items and frequently ing to the CDC, the flu can promoting the health of ing the health of Oklaho-
is especially important for children.” touched objects is encour- be spread as early one day Oklahoma’s children,” said ma’s schools, communities
those who are going to be In addition to flu immu- aged. Although it can be before symptoms are dis- Executive Director, Car- and families through edu-
visiting family for the holi- nization, frequent hand difficult, both children and played and as long as week rie Williams, “This season cation and advocacy.
days and those who work care givers are urged to after becoming sick.

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The Newkirk Herald Journal

Medical sources flu fighting tips
Press Release Oklahoma College of Medi- for National Influenza Vac-
OKL AHOMA CIT Y — cine’s Department of Family cination Week (NIVW) held
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Re- and Preventative Medicine, Dec. 2-8.
source and Referral Executive have joined to remind parents This annual observance em-
Director, Carrie Williams, and and child care providers of phasizes the importance of the
Dr. Steven Crawford, professor ways to fight the flu all season.
and chair at the University of This reminder comes in time (See Flu, Page 7)

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The Newkirk Herald Journal

and children.” facilities. We want to give child
Flu In addition to flu immuni- care providers and parents the
From Page 5 zation, frequent hand washing tools to combat this.”
flu immunization and other and the regular sanitization More tools for classroom
healthy prevention practices. of toys, classroom items and prevention can be found www.
Data from recent years has frequently-touched objects is cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm.
shown that flu vaccination encouraged. Although it can For more than 40 years, Rain-
rates decline dramatically after be difficult, both children and bow Fleet has provided in-
the end of November, although care givers are urged to stay novative child development
health care professionals sup- home if displaying symptoms, programs to families and child
port flu immunizations and pre- since, according to the CDC, care service providers. Rainbow
vention throughout the holiday the flu can be spread as early Fleet helps families locate quali-
season and beyond. one day before symptoms are ty child care options and assists
“It is never too late to get your displayed and as long as week child care providers with a mul-
shot and practice smart flu-pre- after becoming sick. titude of services including li-
vention practices,” Crawford “A large part of our mission at censing and technical assistance
said. “It is especially important Rainbow Fleet is promoting the as well as age-appropriate activ-
for those who are going to be health of Oklahoma’s children,” ities and curriculum. Rainbow
visiting family for the holidays Executive director Carrie Wil- Fleet is an equal opportunity
and those who work around the liams said. “This season brings provider and employer.
more vulnerable members of its own set of challenges, as sick- For questions or more infor-
our community, like the elderly ness is easily spread at child care mation, call (405) 521-1426.

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