It’s Not Too Early to Get a Flu Shot

September 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin as early as October. That’s why the CDC recommends that you get vaccinated against influenza as soon as the vaccine becomes available in your community.

The CDC recommends these simple steps to ward off the flu:

  • Get vaccinated every year because flu viruses constantly change and new ones appear each year. In addition, the body’s immunity to flu viruses declines over time.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick, and stay home from work when you are sick.
  • Keep your work area – especially your phone – free of germs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm, not your hand.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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