Although vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu, our board certified pediatricians say that practicing healthy habits can also lend a hand in prevention. For example, WASHING you children’s hands and asking them to COVER their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing is a good way to avoid spreading germs. Of course it is always best to STAY AWAY from people who are sick.
Flu season in Baton Rouge is just around the corner! Flu vaccines start in September. Don’t procrastinate, get yours and your child’s FluMist or FluShot early!!
By: Brannon Perilloux, MD