Kids and The Flu: How to Keep Children Safe This Season

What to Know

  • With the 2018 flu season expected to be one of the worst in recent years, those with weakened immune systems are considered vulnerable.
  • Among those are kids that are attending school where the risk of spreading germs is heightened.

With the 2018 flu season expected to be one of the worst in recent years, those with weakened immune systems are considered vulnerable – along with kids that are attending school where the risk of spreading germs is heightened.

As part of NBC 6’s Flu Fight 2018 this week, Roxanne Vargas sat down with Dr. Kenneth Budowsky, a physician with the Children’s Medical Center, about how to keep your child from getting the flu – and what to do if they do have symptoms of it.

For more information on the flu shot, contact your physician or visit the websites for the Florida Department of Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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