It's that time of year again - Flu Season. The team here at Oliver's Nannies want to help you and your family be prepared and stay safe during this contagious time. Some preventative measures you can take are:

  1. Get your flu shot: The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months of age or older and can reduce the risk of getting the flu and its' symptoms.
  2. Wash your hands: Be sure to use soap and warm water or hand sanitizer before eating or preparing food, and after being in public.
  3. Cover your mouth: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your inner elbow to reduce the viruses that enter the air.
  4. Know when to stay home: When you or your child is sick, you should keep away from others to prevent spreading the illness. You can use a nanny agency, like Oliver's Nannies, to watch your child instead of sending them to school or daycare.
Touchpoint Pediatrics is your source for comprehensive and caring pediatric and adolescent medical care in the Chatham, NJ community. Their compassionate, skilled physicians and friendly support staff work together to provide the excellent quality care you are seeking for your children.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from Touchpoint!

Q: Should my child receive a flu vaccine this year?
 
A: The Center for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and our pediatricians do recommend that all people 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against the flu every fall. This advice is especially important for children at high risk for influenza complications, such as children below age 5, and any child with a chronic medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes. It is also especially important for household contacts of newborn babies to be vaccinated, since these babies are too young to be vaccinated themselves. 

Q: Does the flu vaccine contain the preservative thimerosal?
 
A: No, all the formulations of flu vaccines that we have in our office are thimerosal-free.

Q: Is it possible to get the flu from the flu vaccine?
 
A: No. The side effects from the flu shot, if any, are generally mild soreness at the site of injection, and occasionally mild fever for a day or two.

Flu shots do not prevent the flu- but they dramatically reduce the risk of dying from the flu or infecting a medically fragile contact.

To view the entire article please visit: http://www.touchpointpediatrics.com/flu-vaccines-2019-2020.html


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Here's How Oliver's Nannies Can Help!


With the flu and cold season quickly approaching, many families will be in need of backup plans to daycare and school. Our FlexCare program allows families to add in sitter services as needed with either advanced or short term notice. This is a great option if a child is unable to attend daycare/school due to illness. Sickness can't be predicted so we are always ready. Oliver's Nannies has a reliable team that is available 24/7 to help give families peace of mind.

To get started, we would meet in person to learn about your family so that we could find nannies that fit your needs when you need us.


For more information on our FlexCare Program & Sitter Services call
973-671-1277
Flu Shot Locations
Summit
Walgreens
364 Springfield Ave, Summit

CVS/Pharmacy
29 Deforest Ave., Summit

Short Hills
Walgreens
800 Morris Tpke, Short Hills

Walgreens
587 Millburn Ave, Short Hills
Vauxhall
Walgreens
2933 Vauxhall Rd, Vauxhall

CVS/Pharmacy in Target
2235 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall

Maplewood
CVS/Pharmacy
453 Valley Street, Maplewood

Walgreens
1633 Springfield Ave, Maplewood
Springfield
ShopRite Pharmacy
727 Morris Turnpike, Springfield

Chatham
ShopRite Pharmacy
641 Shunpike Road, Chatham

CVS/pharmacy
641 Shunpike Rd, Chatham

Millburn
CVS/Pharmacy
187 Millburn Ave., Millburn