Protecting Yourself from Infection In a Pandemic Flu Outbreak Back

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During Flu season, it is especially important to take care of yourself to prevent infection.  

The following practices will help to decrease your chance of becoming ill:  

  • #1 Get Your Flu Vaccine!

  • Use good respiratory hygiene- cover your own mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Use tissues ONCE and dispose.

  • Encourage others to cover mouth/nose for coughs and sneezes.

  • Wash your hands frequently and encourage others to do so.

  • Get plenty of sleep and regular physical activity.

  • Drink plenty of fluids/water and eat nutritious food.

  • Avoid crowds- if unavoidable, wear a mask.

  • Encourage those who are ill to stay home, away from others.

  • Avoid sharing glasses, water bottles, drinks, dishes, cutlery, etc.

  • Disinfect commonly hand-held interior surfaces (i.e. door handles, hand rails, eating surfaces, desks, etc.)