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Keep kids safe from germs at the doctor’s office

Cold and flu season is officially upon us, and while kids can pick up germs anywhere from the school bus to the classroom to the playground, there's one place you might not think to take extra precautions but should: the doctor's office. 

Now, a leading group of pediatricians is offering updated advice on the best ways to help little ones avoid exposure when they visit a place where so many others may be sniffling and sneezing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors to take steps to stop the spread of germs in their practices. They say infection control at doctor's offices and other outpatient facilities should be just as strict as in hospitals.


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