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.
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