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From the Department of Health and Human Services
While children may be dreaming of winter fun, parents worry about sore throats, coughs and fevers—along with the cost of doctor’s visits and medication.
According to the CDC, the single best way to protect children from the flu is to get them vaccinated each year. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer free and low-cost health insurance for eligible children and teens, so they’ll have the coverage they need for flu shots and other immunizations, as well as regular check-ups, doctor and dental visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more.
To see if your child is eligible, visit InsureKidsNow.gov or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW. A child or teen up to age 19 in a family of four earning up to $47,100 a year or more may qualify.
For more information about new, affordable health insurance options for the whole family through the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It’s recommended for most individuals, ages six months and older.
Flu season typically peaks in January or February, so it’s not too late to get vaccinated for the current flu season!
In addition to the vaccine, there are steps you can take to avoid getting and spreading the flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Practice good health habits (get adequate sleep, exercise, and nutrition; and manage stress).
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you have the flu.
Learn more about the flu, including symptoms, treatment and who is most at risk.
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