It’s that time of year again― influenza (flu) season is almost here! Many people don’t realize it, but flu can be a very serious illness. It causes thousands of deaths in the United States every year, even among previously healthy children. With COVID-19 expected to still be spreading this fall and winter, it is even more important to protect your child from viruses like influenza.
As a parent, the best thing you can do to protect your children from the flu is to get them vaccinated before influenza starts circulating in your community. All children age 6 months and older get their influenza vaccine by the end of October or sooner. Everyone around your children should be vaccinated, too.