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.
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Adapted from CQEL