It's that time of year again― influenza (flu) season is almost here! Many people don't realize it, but flu can be a very serious illness. It causes thousands of deaths in the United States every year, even among healthy children. With COVID-19 expected to still be circulating this fall and winter, it is even more important to protect your child from viruses like influenza. As a parent, the best thing you can do to protect your children from the flu is to get them vaccinated if they are over 6 months old.