School is back in full swing, and among balancing homework, school sports and COVID-19 protocols, now is the time to start thinking about also protecting your children against the flu.
The flu season usually starts in the fall and ends in the spring. When there is an outbreak of the flu, usually during the winter months, the illness tends to be most frequent in preschool or school-aged children. Parents and caregivers are easily exposed and can come down with the flu, as it is transmitted in the first few days of the illness.
The best way to prepare for flu season and protect your family is to get the flu shot. Everyone should get the flu vaccine each year to update their protection. Safe vaccines are made each year and the best time to get the flu vaccine is by the end of October, before the flu virus starts circulating in your community.
Beyond the flu shot to protect your family, all of the same COVID-19 safety protocols can help to protect against the flu as well. From wearing masks, to cleaning surfaces, washing hands and socially distancing, we can take active measures to protect our health during flu season.
Flu Clinic at Kids First Raleigh & Clayton
The Kids first Pediatrics team will be offering flu shots for healthy individuals in Raleigh in Clayton by appointment.Call our office for more information.
Raleigh Kids First: 23 Sunnybrook Road Suite 116
Clayton Kids First: 400 Athletic Club Blvd. Unit 101
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*This article is informational but is not a substitute for medical attention or information from your provider.