Awuse Tama

Awuse Tama
Awuse Tama has been with Child Care Aware of America for 6 years and has a background in public health and early childhood education. Her professional experience includes implementing behavioral learning programs for low-income and refugee families and supporting the professional growth of early childhood education professionals within state systems by increasing access to training, resources, and materials to support high quality early childhood education. Awuse holds a master’s degree in Public Health.

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Talking to Families about Flu Prevention

By Awuse Tama on October 09, 2020

This season, getting an Influenza(flu) vaccine is essential in protecting the health of children, their families, and child care providers. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Although there are some  exceptions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months or older should get a flu vaccine annuallyFlu is most common during the fall and winterDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, a flu vaccine is more important than ever 

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Family & Community Engagement, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Preventing the Flu

By Awuse Tama on October 05, 2020

Influenza (Flu) season is upon us and getting a flu vaccine, especially during 2020-2021, is more important than ever. Flu is respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and infects the nose, throat and in some cases, the lungs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccines for anyone 6 months and older. Flu vaccines are the best way to prevent flu and it is especially important for child care providers who care for young children as vaccination can reduce the spread of fluDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, flu vaccines are critical to reducing the overall impact of respiratory illnesseand reducing the burden on the health care system 

Topics: Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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