The best way to protect your child and your family during influenza season is to:

  1. Get vaccinated.
  2. Keep sick family members home.
  3. Contact your health care provider if you or your child are experiencing flu-like symptoms (common symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and headache).
  4. Follow your physician’s guidance on treatment.
  5. Take additional steps to prevent flu by staying away from people who are sick, frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.