Hand washing prevents the spread of disease and illness. Wash hands frequently using soap and water, especially before eating, after using the bathroom and after handling pets. Encourage your children to wash their hands before touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Children should follow these five steps each time they wash their hands:
Be sure your children’s immunizations are up-to-date and they have routine well-child exams. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone from the age of six months through adulthood.