If NOT, try one of these:


Flu Exposure (Close Contact) Definition

High-Risk Children for Complications From Influenza (AAP)

Children are considered High-Risk for complications if they have any of the following:

Prescription Antiviral Drugs for Influenza

When to Call for Influenza Exposure

Call Doctor Within 24 Hours

  • Influenza Close Contact within last 7 days and your child is High-Risk. See the list of children at High-Risk in Causes for complications of flu.

Call Doctor During Office Hours

  • Age over 6 months and needs a flu shot
  • You have other questions or concerns

Self Care at Home

  • Influenza Questions and no Close Contact in the last 7 days
  • Influenza Prevention Questions
  • Tamiflu Prescription Questions
  • Influenza Close Contact within the last 7 days, but Low-Risk or healthy child
  • Influenza Minor Contact (same school or gathering), but no Close Contact

Call Doctor Within 24 Hours

Call Doctor During Office Hours

Self Care at Home


Care Advice

Influenza Questions and No Close Contact in the last 7 days

  1. What You Should Know About Flu Exposure:
  2. Influenza Symptoms:
  3. Influenza Diagnosis and Flu Tests:
  4. Influenza Treatment:
  5. Return to School:
  6. What to Expect:
  7. Call Your Doctor If:

Influenza Prevention Questions

  1. How to Protect Yourself From Getting Sick:
  2. How To Protect Others - Stay Home When Sick:
  3. Flu Shot:
  4. Antiviral Drug (such as Tamiflu):
  5. Call Your Doctor If:

Tamiflu Prescription Questions

  1. Treating Influenza - Tamiflu:
  2. Personal Stockpiling of Tamiflu - Not Advised:
  3. Call Your Doctor If:

Influenza Close Contact Within the Last 7 Days but Low-Risk child

  1. What You Should Know:
  2. Call Your Doctor If:

Influenza Minor Contact (same school) But No Close Contact

  1. What You Should Know:
  2. Call Your Doctor If:

And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the 'Call Your Doctor' symptoms.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.


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