Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flu Season is here

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen a considerable increase in the amount of children who are sick. The flu season has officially arrived.

For working parents it is often difficult to find someone to take care of your sick child at the last minute and many times you end up using your vacation days.

The flu vaccine is recommended for children 6 months of age and older. Each year’s strain can be different so it is important to have them immunized each year.

If your child has not received their flu shot yet, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment. Taking preventative measures are key in helping your child avoid the flu and spreading it to everyone in the family.

Fortunately, this year’s flu vaccine is well matched against the strains that are affecting people this year.
 
Photo courtesy of: CDC/Betty G. Partin


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