Healthy Kids: Protecting your family this flu season

Published: September 8, 2016 8:16 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend this year’s nasal flu vaccine. The CDC says the popular FluMist is sub-par. That leaves parents and pediatricians with only one option, the flu shot. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul stopped by the studio to discuss this year’s cold and flu season.

Prevention is the key:

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Use hand sanitizer if you cannot wash.
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm or shirt.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Disinfect keyboards, phones, door knobs, etc.