Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
(HealthDay News) -- The immune system of babies and young
children is still developing, which puts them at increased risk of
getting the flu.
The flu.gov website offers these suggestions for protecting your
child from flu's wrath:
- Make sure all kids aged 6 months and older get the annual flu
vaccine. Children with a chronic health condition are at
particularly high risk of getting the flu.
- For children under 6 months who are too young to get the
vaccine, make sure parents are vaccinated. When possible, avoid
exposing the child to the flu.
- If you suspect your child has the flu, contact a pediatrician
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