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INFLUENZA (FLU)

Vaccination is Not the Only Way to Help Prevent Influenza

You can still protect yourself and others from influenza even if you are unable to receive a vaccine this influenza season. These simple actions can stop the spread of germs and help protect you and others from getting sick:

  • Respiratory Etiquette - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. You will prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Hand Hygiene - Wash your hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol based hand wipes and gel sanitizers also work well.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Sometimes germs are spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. This will prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Remind your children to practice healthy habits too.

 

Other good habits that will help you stay healthy

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Engage in physical activity
  • Manage stress
  • Eat healthy food
  • Drink plenty of water

 

Healthy Habits Stop Germs at Home, Work, and School!