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Family and Social Services Administration

Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning Home > Provider Resources > Professional Development > Emergency Preparedness > Influenza Information Influenza Information

The Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning would like to remind parents and child care providers about the steps they can take to help prevent illness:

Children and the Flu:

  • Flu vaccinations are still available and recommended for anyone 6 months and older.
  • Wash your hands properly and frequently.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, preferably with your arm or a tissue.
  • Stay home from school/work when you are sick to help prevent the spread of germs.

For more information, click on any of the following helpful links:

An additional resource is the CDC hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO  (1-800-232-4636), which offers services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We encourage you to visit Flu.gov for more free resources and one-page handouts available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.