What Vaccinations Should a Nanny Have?
Recommended Vaccines for All Child Care Providers
Influenza: The Ohio Department of Health
All adults should get flu vaccine every year.
Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis/whooping cough):
Every adult should get one dose of Tdap vaccine.
Then, every 10 years after that, get a Td (tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine.
Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during every pregnancy, even if they�ve had it before.
Every adult who has never had chickenpox and has never been vaccinated against varicella should get two doses of varicella vaccine.
source: Minnesota Department of Health
refers to this chart of recommended adult vaccinations
as provided by the CDC (US Center for Disease Control)
HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
A COLD, SEASONAL FLU and the H1N1 VIRUS (Swine Flu)
= a cold = seasonal flu = H1N1 Swine Flu
Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is common with the seasonal flu.
Fever is usually present with H1N1 in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 101�
A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A dry and hacking cough is often present with the seasonal flu.
A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with H1N1 (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
ACHES & PAINS
Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Moderate body aches are common with the seasonal flu.
Severe aches and pains are common with H1N1.
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
A runny nose is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with H1N1.
Chills are uncommon with a cold.
Chills are mild to moderate with the seasonal flu.
60% of people who have H1N1 experience chills.
Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate and more likely referred to as a lack of energy with the seasonal flu.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with H1N1.
Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
Sneezing is not common with H1N1.
A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is fairly common with the seasonal flu.
A headache is very common with H1N1 and present in 80% of cases.
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
Sore throat is not commonly present with H1N1.
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is moderate with the seasonal flu. If it turns severe seek medical attention immediately!
Chest discomfort is often severe with H1N1.
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
Flu symptoms tend to develop over a few days and include flushed face, loss of appetite, dizziness and/or vomiting/nausea. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.
H1N1 has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. H1N1 hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.