Back to School: Is your kid a flu fighter?

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Back to School: Is your kid a flu fighter?

Children blow their nosesAs kids go back to school this month, there is a higher risk of germs spreading among classmates and teachers.

With flu season just around the corner, have you taught your kids the right way to be a flu fighter? Is your classroom ready for flu season?

In addition to these everyday tips, the best way to fight the flu is to get the flu vaccine when it is available in your area. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older.

These tips aren't just for kids. Every adult can do their part to help prevent the spread of germs and protect themselves from the flu.

With flu season coming up, we'll be sending out more e-mails like this to provide you with the information you need this flu season. Follow us on Twitter (@FluGov) for a different flu tip each Friday through #FluTips.

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