Health experts recommend both flu, COVID vaccines for kids

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Health experts predict a more significant flu season this year, with younger kids being at a higher risk.

Children 6 months of age and older should get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC recommends the bivalent COVID-19 booster for children ages 5 and up.

The clinic says infection prevention is about the basics – cover your cough, distance from family members with illness and practice good hygiene.

They also recommend washing hands with soap and water, having hand sanitizer available, and to try to avoid touching your face.

The main area to avoid touching is the area across the eyes, and down the nose and the mouth.

If your child gets sick during the holidays, additional medical care is suggested if they develop a fever or have difficulty breathing.

If kids or family members are at an elevated risk of illness, consider masking to avoid transmission.