Don’t Let Your Kids Catch the Flu: 5 Tips
Flu can be deadly, even for healthy kids. Make sure your children get the flu vaccine every year. Then follow these tips to prevent flu from invading your home.
Each year, seasonal flu (influenza) hits children especially hard. In fact, flu can be deadly when you’re young. Not just for the most vulnerable — infants and toddlers 6 months to 2, and kids with chronic conditions like asthma and heart disease. Flu can be life-threatening even for kids who are healthy.
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Your best shot at protecting your family: the yearly flu vaccine. (Once kids turn 2, they can get the flu vaccine nasal spray). Beyond that, here’s what you can do at home to keep your kids from getting — and then spreading — the flu.