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Tips for Preventing Colds & Flu

It's Cold & Flu Season! Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy:

Tips for Preventing Colds & Flu:

  • Get a flu shot each year to prevent the flu.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze, cough, or blow your nose. Quickly throw away used tissues, then wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve/elbow - not into your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces in your home that are touched often like light switches, doorknobs, faucets, and appliance handles.
  • Don’t share food, utensils, or beverages with others. Don’t share things like towels, lipstick, toys, cigarettes, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs can spread this way.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Most germs are spread when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
  • Stay at home if you have a cough or fever.
  • Wear a mask in a medical office, if asked.
  • Always follow your doctor’s instructions and take your medicine as prescribed.


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