Immunization

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Flu (Influenza)

Updated October 4, 2017

Flu and Kids

Kids get the flu most often. The flu germs are spread mainly by droplets, when people cough, sneeze or talk. The flu germs can live on surfaces like toys, counter tops, door handles for up to 8 hours. Your kids can pass the flu virus to you before they show symptoms.

Kids under 5 years of age are at greater risk of complications.

The flu vaccine is free for babies 6 months of age and older. For healthy kids ages 2 to 17 years of age, parents can choose from two types of flu vaccine. One is given as an injection and another as a nasal spray (where available).

6 Steps to Staying Healthy this Flu Season

  1. Get your flu shot early
  2. Wash your hands often
  3. Avoid touching your eyes and face
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze
  5. Do not share drinking cups and utensils
  6. Clean and disinfect common surface areas like door handles, cell phones, keyboards, etc.

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