Current flu reports in Dallas County are on the rise.
It is not too late for your child to receive the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is one of the best ways to protect your children and family from getting the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illness, doctors’ visits, missed school or work and flu-related hospitalizations.
Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for protection to set in.
Other ways to protect your children from common colds and the flu is to:
- Make sure they wash their hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
- Ask them to cover when coughing or sneezing
- Make sure they stay home when ill
Remember, Flu Prevention Starts With Your Family!