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Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
(Updated February 2010)

Frequently Asked Questions About 2009 H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)

1. Should my child get the flu vaccines?
2. Where can I get the flu vaccine?
3. Is the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine safe?

4. What else can families do to protect themselves from H1N1 influenza (swine flu)?
5. What are the symptoms of flu in children?
6. What can parents do to prepare in case a child or family member becomes ill?

7. What advice do you have for parents with children in school or child care?
8. What should parents do if their child has flu-like symptoms?

9. What are the signs that my child with flu-like symptoms is getting worse?
10. Are any medicines recommended to help children with swine flu?
11. If my child has flu, how can I keep myself and other family members from getting sick?
12. Is flu more dangerous for very young children?

13. How is the 2009 H1N1 flu (swine flu) different than the "regular" flu?
14. Should I use antibacterial soaps and/or alcohol-based hand rub products?
15. Are face masks necessary?
16. Can mothers who have swine flu continue to breastfeed?

1. Should my child get flu vaccines?

2. Where can I get the flu vaccine?

3. Is the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine safe?

4. What else can families do to protect themselves from H1N1 influenza (swine flu)?

The CDC answers common questions about swine flu.

5. What are the symptoms of flu in children?

6. What can parents do to prepare in case a child or family member becomes ill?

The CDC offers advice for parents on talking to their children about H1N1.

7. What advice do you have for parents with children in school or child care?

8. What should parents do if their child has flu-like symptoms?

The AAP offers advice on taking a child’s temperature.
                                       
9. What are the signs that my child with flu-like symptoms is getting worse?

10. Are any medicines recommended to help children with swine flu?

The CDC offers advice for taking care of a sick person with swine flu.

11. If my child has flu, how can I keep myself and other family members from getting sick?

12. Is flu more dangerous for very young children?

13. How is the 2009 H1N1 flu (swine flu) different than the "regular" flu?

14. Should I use antibacterial soaps and/or alcohol-based hand rub products?

15. Are face masks necessary?

The CDC offers guidance on face masks.

16. Can mothers who have swine flu continue to breastfeed?

The CDC offers guidance on breastfeeding with swine flu.


 

 



 

 

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