1. It’s not just about washing hands. If your kids don’t DRY their hands, it’s even worse for carrying germs than if they hadn’t washed them at all. Taking time to train our kids to wash hands with warm soap and water AND dry them after any contact with bathrooms, food, animals and other people is the best defense against transferring cold germs.
2. Flu shots might be free for you this year. The flu hits 10-25% of us between Nov-April every year and young children are among the highest at risk. This year, Fraser Health has added two new groups to the list of people eligible for free flu shots: “healthy children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age” And “household contacts and caregivers of children from birth to less than 5 years of age” which would include parents and other kids.
Where to get flu shots around Port Coquitlam:
- Your doctor or a walk-in clinic
- Port Coquitlam Public Health unit (http://www.fraserhealth.ca/find_us/services/our_services?program_id=9148) – 2266 Wilson Ave. 604-777-8700.