Solano Family Children's Services

It’s Flu Season

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. Community Care Licensing requires that facilities 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.

Click Here for “What’s the Latest with the Flu? A Message for Caregivers and Teachers 2017-2018 Influenza Season. 

Click Here for FREE Printable Resources from Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Adapted from CQEL