Newswise — It's flu season. While it may be a terrible inconvenience for some, the flu can be dangerous for certain children. Should you stay home, go to the doctor, or take a trip to the emergency department? Dr. Kathy Monroe has seen her share of the flu in Alabama's busiest emergency department for kids. She shares important tips on who should get the flu vaccine, when to get it, and what to do when your child shows signs and symptoms.

Featured Speaker:Kathy Monroe, MD

Dr. Kathy Monroe is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is medical director of the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama and is co-director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Birmingham, Alabama. She serves as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Alabama Chapter chair of the Injury Prevention Committee and was recently elected to the executive committee of the AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.