Flu vaccine information for the 2018/2019 flu season will be posted in September 2018.

Flu and Kids

Kids get the flu most often. The flu germs are spread mainly by droplets, when people cough, sneeze or talk. The flu germs can live on surfaces like toys, countertops, door handles for up to eight hours. Your kids can pass the flu virus to you before they show symptoms. Kids under five years of age are at greater risk of complications.

The flu vaccine is free for babies six months of age and older. For healthy kids ages two to 17 years of age, parents can choose from two types of flu vaccine. One is given as an injection and another as a nasal spray (where available).

Six Steps to Staying Healthy this Flu Season

  1. Get your flu shot early.
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes and face.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze.
  5. Do not share drinking cups and utensils.
  6. Clean and disinfect common surface areas like door handles, cell phones, keyboards, etc.