Who is at Risk?
Children who do not have chronic illness or immune system defects should not have serious problems. It is very important to keep your child's immunizations current, especially if the child is in childcare. It is true that children who are in daycare situations acquire more infections than those who stay at home; however, children are likely to acquire many of these infections when they start school anyway. Children who may be at increased risk of serious infection from childcare exposures should receive care in a facility that minimizes their risks of exposure to infections. You might consider in-home childcare or small family childcare situations. It may be best to minimize exposures to other children for infants with special situations.