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How do babies get the flu?
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Close contact
The flu is passed on from person to person in tiny droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing.
Your baby can get the flu if they are in close proximity to another sick child, or if they play with that child's toys or other objects. These droplets can stay in surfaces for a long time, so it is important to frequently clean your baby's hands.

In brief: Close contact
The flu is passed on from person to person in tiny droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing.
Your baby can get the flu if they are in close proximity to another sick child, or if they play with that child's toys or other objects. These droplets can stay in surfaces for a long time, so it is important to frequently clean your baby's hands.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Person to person
The flu is spread like any other cold virus, through close contact with an infected person.
The flu, however, can have more serious complications than "the common cold." the best way to prevent from getting the flu is to wash your hands well and get vaccinated. If your baby is over 6 months, he or she should be vaccinated, and if under 6 months, all caregivers should get the vaccine.

In brief: Person to person
The flu is spread like any other cold virus, through close contact with an infected person.
The flu, however, can have more serious complications than "the common cold." the best way to prevent from getting the flu is to wash your hands well and get vaccinated. If your baby is over 6 months, he or she should be vaccinated, and if under 6 months, all caregivers should get the vaccine.
Dr. Scott Tomaine
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