Updated: Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010, 10:19 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010, 5:59 AM EDT
SPARTA, Mich. (WOOD) - How prepared are our schools for the flu?
As many as 50 West Michigan schools closed last year because of H1N1 flu and seasonal influenza concerns.
It starts with this year's flu vaccine that is due out in October. It includes protection for the H1N1 strand.
24 Hour News 8 talked to the nurse from Sparta area schools who said she expects a typical flu season. She said she is ready just in case.
Sparta schools closed last October for three days to disinfect all campuses. Officials say their plan is similar to what other schools in the county do --
Flu shots are the same for everyone older than 6 months, which should limit the confusion from the past.