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How to Protect Your Family from the Flu

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Flu season is just around the corner. We're here to help.

Here are four simple things you can do to keep your family healthy and prevent the flu from spreading:

  1. Be sure that everyone in your family has gotten the flu shot. Even if the protection isn’t perfect, it is still the best way to prevent serious illness from the flu.
  2. Get lots of rest, eat healthy and drink lots of fluids. A healthy, well rested body is better able to fight off infection. 
  3. Wash your hands regularly.
  4. Don’t go to work or send your kids to school if they are sick.

If your child does get sick, first and foremost, follow your gut and don’t hesitate to call or bring them in to be seen if you are concerned. That is what we are here for!

Contact your pediatrician’s office to schedule your child’s flu shot. For more parenting resources, check out Rise and Shine, the Children’s National site devoted to helping children everywhere lead happier, healthier lives.