LOS ANGELES – With the start of the school year just around the corner, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has tips on how to keep your child safe and healthy so that they can focus on their studies and thrive, both at home and school.
“If you teach children healthy habits now, they will stick with those habits long-term,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “Give your kids the head-start they need to live long, healthy and productive lives.”
Stop Disease in its Tracks: Vaccinate!
School season means that your child will come into contact with hundreds of other children daily, providing them plenty of opportunity to pick up whatever illnesses are going around. Teach your children healthy habits, such as washing their hands before eating and after using the restroom, and covering their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Make sure that their vaccinations are up-to-date.