Protecting Against Influenza (Flu): Advice for Caregivers of Children Less Than 6 Months Old

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Protecting Against Influenza (Flu): Advice for Caregivers of Children Less Than 6 Months Old

Description

This fact sheet provides recommendations for protecting children under 6 months against the flu.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Background
  • Children at 6 months are at higher risk
  • Advice for caregivers of children less than 2 years old
    • Take time to get a vaccine
    • Take everyday preventive steps
    • Take antiviral drugs if your doctor says you need them
  • Advice for caregivers who get the flu
    • Remember how the flu spreads
    • Follow these steps
    • Be watchful

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: November 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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