We are hitting that time of year again: Beautiful leaves falling from the trees, shopping for fun Halloween costumes, going to pumpkin patches and getting the flu. Hopefully, the flu can be prevented for your family this year by getting a flu shot. At Foundation For Learning, we want you and your children always feeling your best. We know being sick is no fun, and we want to prevent that as much as possible by making sure all our kids ages 6 months-5 years old have documentation of getting their flu vaccination.
If you are on the fence about a flu shot for your child, let us give you some major benefits as to why you should get the flu shot.
The Flu Is More Dangerous For Children
If your child does contract the influenza virus, there is a strong possibility it could be severe and require the child to be hospitalized. Children between 6 months-5 years are just more susceptible to the vicious virus, and this can cause serious complications. The child can get worse conditions due to the flu, like pneumonia. If the child is under 2 years old, getting the flu is even more dangerous. Unfortunately, more than 50 children died last year due to flu complications.
There’s A New Vaccine Every Year
Because the flu virus is forever mutating, so is the vaccine. So, each year a new vaccination is created, and it will prevent more strains of the influenza virus. This will benefit your family, especially your children.
Even If The Child Gets Sick, It Will Be More Mild
The flu shot, unfortunately, has not been able to fight every strain of flu out there. So it is a possibility your child could contract a random strain of influenza. However, if they do, it will usually be a much more mild case, and the child would not be nearly as sick.
It is so crucial to us that your children are always safe and protected in our care. We like to create a fun and creative environment, but your children, their health, and their well-being are always first for us. We want to make sure that all the children who go to any of our preschools receive the flu shot. We are asking to have this information by December 31st. If you have any other questions, please contact any one of our centers!