Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

Flu Season Begin in Fall and Lasts Through May

In order to support public health law section §613 child care providers are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, in their facilities.

Outreach to parents and guardians of children ages 6 months to 18 years is directed to those whose children attend: 

• Licensed and registered day-care programs
• Nursery schools
• Prekindergarten
• Kindergarten
• School-age child-care programs
• Public schools
• Nonpublic schools

Be sure to post your information now, as flu season begin in fall and lasts through May.

There are many places you can go to find free, accessible information about influenza and the benefits of influenza immunizations like:

• NYSDOH: www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/childhood_adolescent/
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/print.htm
• New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: www.nyc.gov/html/doh/flu/html/home/home.shtml

Another great resource is the Seasonal Flu guide for Parents, available in both English and Spanish at the following links:

English: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2423.pdf
Spanish: http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2424.pdf

To find out more you can also visit the following link:
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/36AE3C29-6E43-48BD-8ED9-293609B60646/0/NYCDOEfluamend10122.pdf
 

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Important Numbers

  • Child Care, Foster Care and Adoption:
    1-800-345-KIDS (5437)
  • Child Care Complaint Line:
    1-800-732-5207
    311 or 646-632-6101 NYC