Swine Flu Symptoms and Treatments for Families
What expectant moms and parents of babies and toddlers need to know about the H1N1 virus
What about My Baby and Toddler?
Since one of the high-risk groups for H1N1 infection includes children aged 5 and younger, parents of infants and toddlers should remain vigilant. As you know, daycares and preschools are notorious viral breeding grounds, and young children are not known for their impeccable hygiene.
Children six months of age and older can be vaccinated against the swine flu, but younger infants cannot. (Experts believe that pregnant women who receive the swine flu vaccine may potentially pass protection onto their newborns). The CDC recommends that parents and caregivers of infants receive the swine flu vaccine to help provide a H1N1-free “cocoon” around them.
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