How you can protect your baby against the flu

The flu can be really serious for infants and young children, so it is important to know how to protect your kids during flu season. One of the best ways to protect your kids is a flu vaccination, which can come in either injection form or a nasal spray. (Some kids can’t have the spray, so be careful.) Other important ways to protect your baby are to know the symptoms of the flu, wash up to prevent the spread of germs, utilize antivirals, and keep babies away from people who have flu symptoms like headache, vomiting, and coughing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Once your baby is 6 months old they can receive the flu vaccine.
  • Wash your hands or use alcohol-based sanitizers to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Keep your baby away from people who are sick or haven’t had the flu vaccine.

“The best way to protect your baby from the flu is to make sure he gets a flu vaccine each year before flu season (October through May).”

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