Moms Need Flu Fact Check-Up
The CDC's recommendation for flu vaccinations extends beyond all children ages six months to five years old, to anyone in frequent contact with these young children -- meaning moms, dads, grandparents and child care providers. The VNAA's survey found moms of children in this age group need help fighting the flu.
Survey Says ...
-- More than 75 percent of moms of children under five DON'T get their
whole family vaccinated against the flu. Many moms nix the needle
because they don't have time or their children are too afraid.
-- The majority of moms say they are not very concerned about their child
developing serious flu complications.
-- Only two percent of moms are concerned about a member of their family
catching the flu at home.
-- 43 percent of moms say their approach to the flu season is to "let
nature take its course."
BOO Answers ...
-- Say "Boo!" to the Flu events make it easy and fun to vaccinate the
whole family, all in one place.
-- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say children are
at high risk of serious flu complications.(2)
-- With just one sick family member at home, more than 60 percent of
household surfaces can harbor the flu virus,(3) making it important to
disinfect germ hot spots.
-- Vaccination is the first step in flu prevention, but parents should
also take these simple steps at home:
* Sing & Scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way.
They should wash frequent
|SOURCE The Clorox Company|
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