Preventing Spread of Flu in Child Care Settings

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Preventing the Spread of Influenza (the Flu) in Child Care Settings: Guidance for Administrators, Care Providers, and Other Staff

  • Symptoms
  • Spread of the Flu
  • Preventing Spread of the Flu in Child Care Settings
    The flu shot
    The nasal-spray flu vaccine
  • Recommend influenza vaccination for children and care providers in child care settings.
  • CDC recommends that all children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday get a flu vaccine.
  • CDC also recommends that people in contact with certain groups of children get a flu vaccine in order to protect children from the flu.
  • Remind children and care providers to wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand cleaners, and make sure that supplies are available to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Keep the child care environment clean and make sure that supplies are available.
  • Remind children and care providers to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing.
  • Remind children and care providers to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing.
  • Observe all children for symptoms of respiratory illness Encourage parents of sick children to keep their children home. Encourage sick care providers to stay home.
  • Consult your local health department when increases in respiratory illness occur in the child care setting.
Download Preventing Spread of Flu in Child Care Settings pdf from www.cdc.gov, 4 pages, 149.12KB.
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