Flu Information for Parents with Young Children


Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year flu places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and their families. Annual influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children.

  • Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine
  • Advice for Caregivers of Young Children
  • Children and Flu Antiviral Drugs
  • Children with Neurologic Conditions

Additional Resources

Print Resources

  • Print Resources for Parents
  • Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season Children’s Activity Book [1.60 MB, 20 pages]

Other CDC Resources

  • Information for Schools & Childcare Providers
  • Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
  • For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

External Resources

  • Are you a flu fighter? English Coloring Book
  • Eres un luchador contra la influenza?” Spanish
  • Video: Why Flu Vaccination Matters: Personal Stories from Families Affected by Influenza
  • The Shot by Shot Project-Gigi’s Story

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