Are you prepared to beat the flu bug?
Follow these steps to help reduce your risk of getting the flu.
- Get the flu shot every year.
- Don't touch your face. If you touch a germ then touch your face, you can catch the flu.
- Keep it covered. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue.
- Wash your hands often. Make sure to scrub for at least 15-20 seconds.
- Avoid people that are sick.
- Talk to your children. Teach your children how to prevent spreading germs. They often spread the flu (or colds) to each other at school or while playing.
- Make sure to get any needed exams and immunizations (shots) throughout the year to stay healthy.
Even with the flu shot, you may still get the flu, but your symptoms won't be as bad. Remember, the flu is a virus. That means antibiotics won't cure it. Antibiotics fight illness caused by bacteria. They don't work against things usually caused by viruses like colds, the flu, or most coughs and sore throats.
People with a chronic condition are at higher risk for flu complications. Be prepared this flu season. Talk to your provider today to see if the flu shot is right for you