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Too Sick for School? Flu Facts Every Parent Needs

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Too Sick for School?

“If we told parents to keep their kid home for the sniffles, there would never be any kids at school,” says Dr. Pelen Wu, a pediatrician in Orinda, California. “I don’t want parents to panic, because that becomes very paralyzing, and you couldn’t possibly protect kids from every virus that’s out there.”

Keeping your child home from school can be a hassle. You may need to take a day off from work, which can cost you money or credibility at work. Your kid might be sick, but is she sick enough to miss school?