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  • A Cold or Allergies: Which Is It?
    Is it a cold or allergies? Find out what the experts have to say.
  • Common Cold
    With kids getting up to eight colds a year, this contagious viral infection is the most common infectious disease in the United States and the top reason kids visit the doctor and miss school.
  • Flu Center
    Learn all about protecting your family from the flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms.
  • How Many Doses of Flu Vaccine Does My Child Need?
    Knowing the doctor-recommended flu vaccination schedule can be confusing. Use this tool to help you understand how many doses your child needs.
  • How to Safely Give Acetaminophen
    What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.
  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?
    Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough, and high fever - could it be the flu that's been going around? Or is it just a common cold? Find out here!
  • Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?
    The flu itself generally isn't dangerous, but its complications can be. That's why it's important for you and your doctor to determine whether your family can and should get the flu vaccine.
  • Too Late for the Flu Vaccine?
    The flu vaccine is usually offered between September and mid-November. Even though it's best to get it then, being vaccinated later can still help protect against the flu.
 

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