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Protecting your kids during flu season

Posted at 7:26 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 10:26:29-04

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6,000 kids under 5 years old are hospitalized by the flu each year.

Most kids older than six months can get a vaccine. But if you don't get the flu shot or if your child contracts a strain of flu not covered in the vaccine, it can be tough to tell whether a child has the flu or just a cold. 

We spoke to a Banner University Medical Center physician who gave us some flu symptoms to look out for, including fever, loss of appetite, aches and sweating.

When treating the flu, over-the-counter symptoms, hydration and humidifiers can all help ease symptoms and speed recovery.