Flu vaccine for children in the time of COVID

1 in 3 parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids during COVID-19 pandemic

Only 1 in 3 parents believe it is more important for their child to get flu vaccine this year compared to previous years, despite public health recommendations. Among parents who will not seek flu vaccine for their child this year, 1 in 7 say they are keeping their child away from health care sites due to concerns about COVID. Less than half of parents say their child's regular health care provider strongly recommends flu vaccination this year.

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When parents and grandparents disagree

Half of parents report butting heads with child's grandparent over parenting

4 in 10 parents describe disagreements with grandparents about discipline, meals, screen time and other parenting choices. Among parents who asked a grandparent to be more consistent with parenting choices, 17% say the grandparent refused their request. Parents are more likely to limit the amount of time children see grandparents who refuse to respect parenting choices.

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Sunny, cloudy, hot or cool: Keeping kids safe in the sun

Some parents may not properly protect children from the sun

9 in 10 parents say it is very important to use sunscreen to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. Nearly half of parents choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 45 for their child. 1 in 3 parents do not re-apply sunscreen on their child on a cloudy day.

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Protecting kids against mosquitoes and ticks

Parents are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks transmitting diseases than they are of mosquitoes

1 in 3 parents use a bug repellent on their child that contains DEET. Nearly half of parents give their children oral antihistamines to help with itching from bites. Parents are twice as concerned about ticks transmitting diseases than they are about mosquitoes.

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