To be clear, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot this year. The most vulnerable are seniors over age 65 and young children with respiratory issues like asthma and illness which lowers immunity. There is more to understand about the 2022-2023 flu season: preparing your family.
Most kids love winter, and they dream about the first snow day — moms and dads, not so much. Kids consider themselves invulnerable whereas moms and dads know better. Each time a child heads out the door to snowboard, ski, go ice skating or sledding, an accident is possible. Here is a useful review of winter weather safety tips for children.
Here we are again, back to school with all the germs, bacteria, and viruses, all mingling among your kids. As a parent, it is hard to fight it. All you can do is know what to look for and be prepared. Here are the most important contagious diseases to watch for this year.
Winter time brings cold weather, holidays, and sickness. Sorry to remind parents of this fact, but if you didn’t have enough to worry about with COVID-19, now you have to deal with the common winter illnesses parents should be aware of. Let’s review the list and what you should know.
In the year of COVID-19 there have probably been many explanations surrounding the germs around the kitchen tables in our country. Why do we have to wash our hands so much? Why do we have to wear a mask? Why can’t we go to school or play sports? Unfortunately our kids will continue to ask many of these questions. If you haven’t had the discussion yet, or you fell short of answers, here are some tips for how to help your child understand germs and illnesses.
Needles and doctors and pain, oh my! Such is the fear many children go through when it’s time to get their flu shot or some other important vaccination. How about you? Are you uneasy when it’s time to get a shot? If so, pay close attention to 6 tips to help children overcome their fear of shots, and it might help you too.
This year in particular, parents should be vigilant about finding out when their kids should get the flu shot and how many shots they may need. Certain children will need two shots for total protection. Read on to find out when should kids get the flu vaccine and at what age.
Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to stay in the woods alone from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu.