Friday, January 11, 2013

11 Tips for Flu Season

Flu Masks on PSS

Yes, it is flu season :-(

You or someone you know may be battling the flu right now.  Here are a few quick tips to avoid the flu and keep from passing it on:

  1. Get a vaccine shot
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  3. Cover your nose and mouth with a flu mask
  4. If a tissue or flu mask are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow not your hands
  5. Wash your hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing
  6. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand-rub
  7. Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth
  8. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  9. If you are sick, stay home
  10. If someone in your home has the flu, designate one person as the caregiver.  Have other household members avoid close contact with that person
  11. If someone is showing signs of the flu, call the doctor

Many thanks to the Red Cross for helping providing this info (and more)!

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