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Help prevent the Flu

There are everyday preventive actions you can take to stop the spread of germs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:

1.) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you sneeze or cough and throw tissue away.

2.) Wash your hands often with soap and water.

3.) AVOID TOUCHING your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs get into your body this way.

4.) Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

5.) Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care, if you are sick with a flu-like illness.

6.) Limit contact with others as much as possible when you’re sick to avoid spreading the flu.

7.) Remember: as soon as the vaccine is available, EVERYONE SIX MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER SHOULD GET A YEARLY FLU SHOT. DON’T LET THE FLU GET YOU! Protect yourself---and others.

 

If you have questions, please call Nurse Abercrombie at 575-5718.