Seasonal Influenza Information for Child Care Providers, Schools and Colleges
Influenza vaccination is the most effective method for preventing seasonal influenza and its complications. All children 6 months up to their 19th birthday should be vaccinated every year against seasonal influenza. Infants and young children are at a greater risk for getting seriously ill from influenza.
Influenza spreads easily from person to person. Children and adults can spread the flu before they even feel sick.
Child care providers, schools and colleges play a key role in helping prevent and slow the spread of influenza in our communities. On this page are resources for sharing with families and staff on preventing seasonal influenza.
- Influenza Fact Sheet
- Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
- Questions and Answers, Information for Schools, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
- Information for Parents
- Teaching Children About the Flu, Lesson Plans and Activities for Child Care and Early Childhood Programs, CDC
- Influenza Education Public Health Law Amendment
Click here for laws in New York State and follow the instructions below to learn more about this amended public health law and how it affects schools and child care providers.
- Scroll to "Article 6," and click on "Title 2" (State Aid for Additional Services).
- Then click on "613" (State Aid, Immunization).
- Scroll to "1B through 1C."