6 Flu Myths

6 Flu Myths

With school starting and the days getting shorter and cooler, it means it is that time of the year to make sure everyone in the family is ready with the essentials: winter coats, snow pants, boots, mittens, hats and flu shots.

According to the 2014-2015 guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.

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15 Years of Dedication to Preventing Injuries to Children

safe kidsPreventable injuries are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14 in the United States. Every year, approximately 8,500 families lose a child because of a preventable injury with millions more being injured every day. In the United States alone, nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in the emergency departments each year. These tragedies don’t have to happen! The most important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. These injuries often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning. Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.

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