• Illness Prevention

    Flu - DSHS urges everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated against the flu. It is particularly important for pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions, because people in those groups are at a greater risk of severe complications if they do get the flu.

    Lice - It is up to each school district to create head lice policies and procedures, of which Belton ISD chooses to do so. Talk to the school nurse to find out what the school policy and procedures are in your school district. 

    Meningitis - Someone with bacterial meningitis will become very ill. The illness may develop over one or two days, but it can also rapidly progress in a matter of hours. Not everyone with meningitis will have the same symptoms. Follow the link to learn more.

    Zika - While it can cause fever, rash, joint pain, and red or pink eyes, about 80 percent of people with Zika do not have any symptoms. Currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment for Zika. Your best protection is to avoid infection. For more information, follow the Zika link.