Children younger than 5 years of age–especially those younger than 2 years old–are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. A flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this page summarizes vaccine recommendations for children.
The following materials were developed in collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses and Families Fighting Flu for school nurses, teachers, and healthcare professionals for use in Kindergarten through grade 5.
Student Activities, Workplans, & Resources
Sample on-hold script reminding patients about annual flu vaccination
Sample newsletter/website content focused on important messages about flu prevention in children
Common questions about influenza vaccination along with proposed responses you can use when discussing vaccination with parents and others
These humorous videos show some of the extreme measures parents might take to protect their children from seasonal influenza, and how easy a simple vaccination is in comparison