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Keep Flu Out of School Toolkit

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.

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Influenza Toolkits

Influenza Toolkits

Tools & resources designed to help healthcare professionals protect patients from flu. Toolkits target populations including adults with chronic health conditions, adults age 65+, college students, and students in school (Kindergarten through Grade 5).

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Flu “Funnies” (Videos)

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