Take extra precaution this year!
Maintaining healthy habits all year long is a great way to avoid getting the flu. Good diet and exercise are key, as well as cleaning and disinfecting your home often. If your worried about chemicals, check out this article with great tips on how to clean your home and stay green, too!
Keep your kids home when they're sick
Same goes for you too, parents! If you're sick, the best thing to do is stay home, rest, and get better. It's too dangerous to go to work or school and pass your illness on to someone else. The CDC says, "If you are sick with flu symptoms...stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)" I know parents often struggle with taking days off, but take that sick day if your sick, that's what it's there for!