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Keeping kids healthy during the holidays

If you have a little one at home, then you know the health of your children is top of mind. This time of year with holiday gatherings, the spreading of germs and illnesses can happen more often.

Kate Green is a pediatric nurse practitioner at UnityPoint Health - Meriter. She says while it may be hard to say no to someone when they ask if they can hold your child, put out sanitizer so they can clean their hands before touching your baby.

She also said don't be afraid to ask someone to stay home if they are sick.

"We need to protect our children," said Green. "Staying away when people are ill is the most important part of this is making sure that we keep our kids healthy as they are at risk of more complicated symptoms."

Green says if you have older kids and they have not gotten the flu shot. She recommends you get them in before those holiday gatherings.

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Dani Smith

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