The flu vaccine is recommended for all school-aged children. The flu vaccine can help prevent illness, missed school, lost work time for parents and also decrease the risk of grandparents and infants becoming ill.

Getting vaccinated is the single best way for people to protect not only children against the flu, but their loved ones as well.

To prevent illness, be sure your children dress appropriately for the weather, wash hands frequently and cover coughs and sneezes.

When children are ill, they need to stay home until they are fever-free without anti-fever medicine (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen) for 48 hours.

Get more information about flu (influenza) and the flu vaccine on the CDC website.

To get your flu vaccine, contact your health care provider or local pharmacy.