WHACK the Flu

Health Education for Flu Prevention 

What's the goal of WHACK the Flu? To lower school absences by increasing good hygiene skills to stop the spread of illnesses caused by coughing and sneezing, like the flu. The Napa County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program can work with your school or after school program targeting children in grades K-3. Call 707-253-4773 to learn more about "training-the-trainers" to build organizational capacity to WHACK the Flu!

What Does Whack the Flu MeanCartoon children covering cough

  • (W)ash your hands often with soap and water for 30 seconds
  • (H)ome is where you stay when sick
  • (A)void touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • (C)over coughs and sneezes
  • (K)eep away from people coughing and sneezing

WHACK the Flu Information

WHACK the Flu Video

  • Whack the flu sneezing and areas of contaminationThe video follows two students that get sick and miss school. Later they talk about everyday habits to prevent getting sick. Using special glasses they are transported to the germ world!

  • WHACK acronym, wash your hands, home, avoid, cover your cough and sneeze, keep your distanceIn their world, the germs talk about what they like to do best:
    make kids sick! Finally the germs teach kids how to WHACK the Flu.

  • ABCs of washing your hands two women demonstrating hand washingThe video has two sing-a-long songs for kids to practice
    handwashing at their seats for about 30 seconds, including
    an original song sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

  • Wash, wash, wash your hands
    With soap every day!
    Rub and scrub and scrub and rub,
    Germs go down the drain!