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Seasonal Flu Vaccination Recommendations

The single best way to protect against seasonal flu is for children to receive a vaccination each year. It protects against three flu viruses that are most common during the upcoming season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the following individuals are at high risk and should receive a seasonal flu vaccine:
  • children 6 months and older
  • those in regular contact with groups of children (teachers, nannies, etc)
  • healthcare workers
  • children with chronic health problems such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes

Preventing the Flu
Illustration of a man washing his hands with soap and water
Illustration of a man washing his hands with soap and water

Steps the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of seasonal flu:


  2. get your seasonal flu vaccine

  3. take any anti-viral medication your doctor prescribes for you

  4. avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  5. stay home if you're sick

  6. cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze

Tenndercare is a state program meant to promote child health in Tennessee. The coverage is for children from birth to age 21. It is a program of check ups and other health care services to make sure that all who are Screen shot 2012-06-11 at 7.15.03 AM.pngcovered receive the health care they need. For more information please refer to the links below.

Welcome to Tenndercare information packet
Tenndercare printable application
turn in or mail the application to the
Carter County Department of Human Services
206 Cherokee Park Dr
Elizabethton, TN 37643-2799
Phone: (423) 543-3189
or complete the online application by clicking
Tenndercare online application
for more information regarding the Tenndercare program or about filling out the application, visit the Tenndercare website at

CoverKids provides healthcare coverage for kids under the age of 18 and maternity coverage for pregnant women. Services are focused on preventative care and covers services that most children need such as vaccinations, check-ups, and screenings. For more information please visit the CoverKids website at

CoverKids online application
for adult and family coverage refer to CoverTN at

Links and Resources