How to help Prevent the Flu
Nothing can protect you from the flu better thanThere
getting vaccinated each and every year. That
srecommended that every person 6 months and
older, with rare exception, get a flu vaccine each
season — especially people who are at a high risk
for developing serious complications from flu.1
sa Fluzone Vaccine for You
In addition to getting the flu shot, there
are lots of ways to help protect yourself
and others from the flu. Explore the page
for flu prevention tips and facts.
Practice Healthy Habits year Round.
but especially so when you
you have the flu or not, getting proper sleep,
exercise, drinking enough water each day,
and eating a healthy diet can help keep your
whole body working the way it should.2
Stay Home When You're Sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, errands, and
activities when you are sick. This will help protect your
already weak immune system and keep you from
passing on your illness to others.2
Keep your germs to yourself.
Covering your mouth and nose when you
sneeze or cough is not only common
courtesy – it can help keep those around
you from getting sick. And whether you’re
sick or someone else is, keeping your
distance and avoiding close contact can
help protect you both.5,6
Hands. A Lot.
Throughout the day, we touch a
lot of things — from doorknobs
to railings to elevator buttons —
which could be spreading germs.
Washing your hands often will
help protect you from both
catching the virus and spreading
it into the world around you.3-5
Take Your Medicine.
If you get the flu and your doctor
prescribes medication to treat it,
make sure you take it! Taking your
medication as prescribed can help
give you relief from your flu
symptoms and could actually
shorten the time that you’re sick.2
Your Flu Forecast
The flu can hit unexpectedly, but keeping track
of flu activity during the year can help you take
the proper precautions and help you decide when to
get your flu vaccine.
Even though peak flu season is usually in the
winter, outbreaks can still happen earlier.
Vaccines are typically available at your
pharmacy or doctor's office by October, so
don't wait too long to help protect yourself!7
Winter time means flu time.5,6 See that you
get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes
available to help prevent the flu from
keeping you from enjoying your favorite
winter activities and celebrations.
The flu usually starts going away by March
or April, but keeping up with your spring
cleaning year round can help keep the
germs at bay.5,6
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