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Health Resource Spotlight: Flu Season Preparedness

The Problem

Teaching children flu prevention can be tough—and teachers need resources that make it fun and easy for kids to understand the flu.

One Solution

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ready Wrigley activity book series helps kids prepare for many types of emergency, including preparing for flu season. The books are designed for children 2 to 8 years of age. The books have the seal of approval from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). One book about the flu teaches kids all about what it is, how it gets passed around, and what they can do to prevent getting or spreading the flu.

Wrigley and his team remind kids (and their teachers and parents) that you can protect yourself by:

  • Getting a flu shot
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes
  • Washing your hands

Wrigley has fun activities that help kids learn about flu prevention, like connect the dots, coloring pages, and mazes, too! If you would like to request complimentary print copies of the influenza-focused book or the disaster-related books (up to 200 copies per location) while supplies last, email DisasterReady@aap.org.

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