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Parents and Guardians

The best preventative measure against influenza (flu) is annual flu vaccination for you, your children, and your entire family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend annual flu vaccinations for everyone six months and older.

The flu is a serious disease that can cause hospitalization and death, even in healthy individuals. Review the resources below to learn how you can protect your family and help to Keep Flu out of School. 

Read stories from families who’ve been affected by the flu that illustrate the importance of annual flu vaccination (English and Spanish) from Families Fighting Flu.

CHILDREN AND INFLUENZA (FLU)

Advice for Parents on Talking to Children about the Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Children, the Flu, and Flu Vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

La influenza (gripe) y la vacuna que la previene (SPANISH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Hoja informativa para los padres

preventchildhoodinfluenza.org
Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC)

The Flu: A Guide for Parents
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


GENERAL INFLUENZA VACCINE INFORMATION:

Flu (Influenza) and the Vaccine to Prevent It
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Influenza: Also Known as the Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact Sheet

La influenza y usted (The flu and you) (SPANISH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


GENERAL VACCINES FOR CHILDREN INFORMATION:

Parents PACK Newsletter
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP): Parents PACK is a monthly e-newsletter for anyone who wants information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Each issue provides timely vaccine information, a feature article, vaccine questions and answers, information about immunizations around the world and a trivia question.

Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP): It's easier than ever to get health information. But sometimes, it’s difficult to weed out the "good" information, which is scientifically accurate, from the "bad" information, which is not based on science. This is especially true for vaccines. In a continued effort to provide the public with information about the science, safety and importance of vaccines, the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) created an app called Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know so busy parents can access the information wherever and whenever they need it.

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Parents and Guardians

Resources

Are You That Guy?

NFID public service announcement (:30 animated video) developed to create awareness about influenza prevention