We’re all familiar with the flu, the sniffling coupled with the feeling of aching muscles, chills and fever. But how do you treat it? First you should know it is a viral infection and is extremely contagious, so your best defense is an annual flu vaccine. The vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older and is usually given between September and November. If your child does get the flu you should see your pediatrician for treatment and read the below information to learn how to reduce spreading the virus to friends and family members.