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Flu Prevention Best Practices

January 15, 2018|Behavioral Medicine

It seems that this year is particularly bad year for the flu. Unfortunately, it is still possible to get the flu even if you got the flu shot, but the vaccine may keep your symptoms from getting as bad as they could be.

  • If you are still not vaccinated, it is worth getting the shot ASAP.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home & workplace every day, including your keys and your cell phone.
  • Wash your hands frequently (and go ahead and treat yourself to a nice bottle of hand lotion!)
  • Protect your immune system: get plenty of sleep, eat your fruits & veggies, drink plenty of water, and exercise.
  • Cover your cough and avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth as much as possible.
  • Stay 3 feet away from anyone who is sick whenever possible.
  • Stay home if you do get sick to prevent the spread of germs. If you must go out, consider wearing a mask.
  • Visit the CDC website for more tips & strategies:

Your body & your immunocompromised fellow community members will thank you. Stay well, friends!

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