How to Stop the Spread of Germs This Flu Season

November 28th, 2018 watchmegrowdaycarecenter

Flu Season Tips Cold and flu season is here, and everyone is trying to avoid catching a case of the sniffles (or worse). Here’s how to stop the spread of germs this flu season:

Get the flu vaccine

Prevention is the best cure, so make sure your children are up to date on scheduled immunizations, including the flu vaccine. Everyone in the family over the age of six months should get one. If you missed your chance in autumn, it’s not too late—peak flu season usually starts in February.

Wash hands well and often

Washing hands is perhaps the single best way to stop the spread of germs. Make sure your children wash often, especially after using the restroom or after coughing, sneezing or blowing their noses. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds.

Keep sneezes and coughs to yourself

Teach children not to sneeze or cough into their hands. Instead, they should use a tissue or cough into the crook of their elbow.

Keep your children at home if they’re sick

It may be disappointing to your son or daughter if they have to miss a playdate or birthday party (and it may be difficult for you to stay home) but avoid sending your children to daycare or school when they’re displaying cold or flu symptoms.

At Watch Me Grow Daycare Center, we take your child’s health seriously. We take loving care of children from six weeks old up to age 12. Contact us today to learn more about our programs!

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