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Indiana State Department of Health > Public Health Partners > Child Care Child Care

Decreasing the spread of influenza (flu) among children and their caretakers in early childhood programs serves as an effective measure in lowering overall infection rates in communities as a whole.

"Early childhood programs" refer to center-based and home-based child care, Head Start, and other programs providing care for children in group settings.

The following documents and resources provide guidance and a more in-depth explanation of the strategies and suggestions recommended by health professionals.

Flu: A Guide for Parents
"Preparing for the Flu" (CDC Communication Toolkit)
Other CDC Resources
Infants, Young Children and Influenza
Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

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