How to Prepare Yourself For Flu Season

Posted on October 28th, 2022 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

Flu season is here! How are you staying safe this season? 

According to the CDC, here are a few tips to help you stay healthy this flu season:

Get Vaccinated

Seasonal flu vaccines protect against several flu strains to help you stay safe by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is a simple injection that can be administered at your local doctor’s office or pharmacy. 

Avoid Close Contact

Don’t go near anyone who is sick, and especially avoid close contact. Wear a face mask if you are taking care of someone who is ill. 

If You’re Sick, Stay Home

If possible, stay home while you’re sick or feeling unwell to avoid spreading the flu to others. Especially avoid busy public places such as schools, work, stores, etc. 

Keep Your Hands Clean

Washing your hands properly and frequently is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of germs and protect yourself from illness. Always use soap and water, and be careful to scrub your entire hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

Avoiding Touching Your Face

Touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with contaminated, unwashed hands leaves you vulnerable to getting sick. Wash your hands before touching your face. 

Disinfect Surfaces

Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently in your home and place of work to kill germs. 

Practice Good Healthy Habits

Take good care of yourself throughout the year and during the flu season:

  • Stay physically active.
  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Manage your stress.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Get plenty of sleep. 
  • Speak with your doctor if you are feeling ill.

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