Print Materials for Parents of Young Children
These print materials focus on how antibiotics do not work for viral illnesses like a cold and the flu. Information is provided about antibiotic resistance and also emphasizes the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.
Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer
Return to Day Care Letter
When a child has been ill, many day cares will not allow a child to return without an antibiotic treatment. However, not all infections can or should be treated with an antibiotic. This letter explains that the child has a viral illness and will not be receiving antibiotics and should be allowed to return to day care once his or her fever is gone. Parents can print this letter out and take it to their child’s healthcare professional to sign, and then give it to their child’s day care provider.
- Page last reviewed: September 26, 2017
- Page last updated: November 7, 2017
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