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.

Fact Sheets

Antibiotics aren't always the answer

Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer 
Fact sheet with information about the benefits, risks of side effects, and antibiotic resistance when taking antibiotics and when they are and aren’t needed. In a print-only format.

Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer Cdc-pdf[PDF – 840 KB]
Chinese (Traditional) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 765 KB]
Chinese (Simplified) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 748 KB]
French Cdc-pdf[PDF – 828 KB]
Korean Cdc-pdf[PDF – 915 KB]
Portuguese Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 MB]
Spanish Cdc-pdf[PDF – 861 KB]
Vietnamese Cdc-pdf[PDF – 697 KB]

Preventing and Treating Ear Infections

Preventing and Treating Ear Infections

This 2-page, color 8.5″x11″ fact sheet explains the different types of ear infections, and how they can be prevented and treated.

Print only version in color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 pages]

View in webpage

Runny nose Q and A sheet

Runny Nose Q&A

This Q&A sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about using antibiotics for a child’s runny nose when there is green or yellow mucus present.

Print only version in color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]

View fact sheet in web page

This fact sheet is also available in Spanish.

Return to Day Care Letter

Runny nose Q and A sheet

Return to Day Care Letter

When a child has been ill, many day care centers 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 and take it to their child’s healthcare professional to sign, and then give it to their child’s day care provider.

Print only version in color
8.5 x 11 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]

Print only version in black and white Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]
This fact sheet is also available in Spanish.