It's always important to protect your family from the flu. Learn all about the flu
and how to manage and prevent it.
It can be hard to know if a child has the flu or something else. Video visits make it easy to get a doctor's advice.
Is it a cold, the flu, or COVID-19?
Most kids get over the flu without problems, but very young children or kids with health problems can get very sick and need special care.
What to do
Flu care tips
When & where to get medical care
Doctors give some kids prescription medicine, but it's not right for all kids. Most kids can take over-the-counter medicines for fever and pain.
You want your child to feel better fast, but antibiotics won't help. That's because the flu is a virus, and antibiotics only work on bacteria.
Find out which thermometers doctors recommend for the quickest, most accurate readings.
Find out what you can do to keep your kids healthy during flu season..
Washing hands well and often and getting the flu vaccine every year are the best ways
to protect everyone from the flu.
To stop the spread of germs — including the flu and the coronavirus — make regular hand washing a rule for everyone.
Every year, there's a new flu vaccine designed to handle that season's viruses. Get your family's shots as soon as you can.
When should kids get flu shots?
Too late for a flu shot?
Comforting babies during shots
Doctors recommend flu shots for pregnant women. It protects you, and it also helps protect your baby in the first year of life.
Yes. A mom's breast milk can protect her baby from the infection that her body is fighting. But take some extra care while breastfeeding.