Flu Information for Child Care Providers

The FLU Ends with U. Learn more: www.flu.govFlu can be a serious illness, especially for the very young, and a typical season can last well into March.

The Department of Health works closely with child care providers and afterschool programs to provide the best guidance, strategies, practices and tools needed to safeguard the health of Vermont’s children and their own health as well.

It is important that children and adults who show symptoms of flu like illness stay home. Not only so that they may get better, but also to avoid passing any virus on to others.

Flu Information

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine

Ask your health care provider for a flu vaccine, or get vaccinated at a local pharmacy. Vaccine is also available, by appointment and at no charge for children up through age 18 at the Health Department district offices.

Take these simple precautions to help keep illness from spreading:

If you or a child in your care is sick:

Take steps to prevent disease in the child care facility:

Flu Resources

Flu Information at Vermont Department of Health

Flu Resources for Child Care Providers from the CDC

handwashing poster iconFact Sheets, Posters, Videos
A variety of materials designed to help people learn more about the flu, getting vaccinated, and ways to help prevent spreading the flu. Many of the resources are available in different languages.

 

Contact Us

Department of Health - General Information
800-464-4343 (toll free in Vermont)
802-863-7200
TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first
Fax: 802-865-7754
Email: vdhco@state.vt.us

Epidemiology
800-640-4374 (toll free in Vermont)
802-863-7240
24 hours a day, weekends and holidays

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