Updated 14 September 2015

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When is your child ready to go back to school after a bout of flu?

Keep your child home for at least 24 hours after the fever has gone. And, importantly, their temperature should have returned to normal without fever-reducing medicine.

A fever is defined as 37.8°C (100°F).

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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