Preparing Child Care Programs for Pandemic Influenza

December 7, 2017

Parents and child care providers can help prevent and slow the spread of the flu. The flu (influenza) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.

Flu infections are highly contagious. They spread easily when children are in a group with other children such as in a child care center or family child care home.

  • Talking with parents about the importance of influenza vaccination and advising them to take their child to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

  • Implementing a tracking procedure for influenza immunizations. The American Academy Pediatrics, recommends that centers maintain confidential records of immunizations, periodic health assessments, and any special health considerations.

  • Inviting a pediatrician or child care health consultant to provide influenza prevention education to parents and staff.

Click Here for "What's the Latest with the Flu? A Message for Caregivers and Teachers 2017-2018 Influenza Season. 

Click Here  for FREE Printable Resources from Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

 

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