October 25, 2011
Dear Child Care Provider,
Early preparation and implementation of preventive measures are essential to prepare for flu season.
To ensure that parents have information that will help them take appropriate precautionary actions, Revised Statute 46:1428 requires licensed child care facilities to make specified information concerning the influenza immunization available to each child's parent or legal guardian.
To fulfill the legislative requirement, download and print this 2011 influenza information sheet "Flu Facts,"
developed by Department of Health and Hospitals.
This information must be made available by November 1 to each child's parent or legal guardian by prominently posting it in an area of your center that is accessible to all parents and guardians. The information sheet shall be posted upon your receipt of the information.
By providing parents with this information and by taking the recommended preventative actions in your centers, the Department of Children and Family Services hopes to minimize the effects of this year's flu season on the children served in your facilities.
for more information on how to fight the flu.
DCFS - Licensing Section