Protect Your Family From the Flu! #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune Specialty Care. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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Besides being on vacation, this year is the first time I’ve experienced fall like weather in mid-November.  Growing up in Canada and then living in South Dakota, the flaky white stuff is flying furiously already at this time of the year.  The thing is, it has put us in a mode of false security when it comes to the runny noses, sore throats, muffled coughs and of course-the dreaded flu.

My husband got his flu shot at work in September, but because of the gorgeous weather around here, I didn’t think about it for Amber and I until much later.  One needs to be much more proactive with children because due to their developing immune systems, they are two to three times more likely to catch the flu than adults.  Around our home besides getting flu shots, I try and encourage good hand washing and I’m known to walk around the house with disinfecting wipes.  Door knobs, cordless phones and remotes are places germs like to hide out, and I make sure to try and stop them in their paths!

To help in flu prevention efforts, Elizabeth Pantley, parenting author, has developed “A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season,” a short, downloadable booklet of information about the flu and tips for parents on protecting their families from it.  It’s formatted in an easy-to-follow infographic, so it’s easy to follow and can be displayed for your family to remind them on things they can do to keep the flu at bay.

One of the things I really like inside Pantley’s booklet is a way to help rmember the best ways to keep your family flu-free.  By learning the A,B, Cs of Flu Prevention.

√ AAnnual Vaccine        √ BBe Healthy Handed        √ CCapture the Germs

Here’s an infographic showing it in a more condensed form, but in the booklet there is a much more detailed explanation each of those steps and how they can help keep the flu out of your home and family.

What are some of your tips and tricks to help stay healthy during the flu season?

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