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Tips on How to Prevent the Flu

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It’s flu season. Don’t be lazy, and don’t be tempted to ignore that vaccination.

Anyone who’s had the flu knows just how miserable it can be, and that week off from work isn’t helping anyone out — least of all yourself.

But besides that, preventing the flu in yourself keeps others safe. Here are some ways to stay safe this flu season.

Get your vaccination!

This one’s a no-brainer, but we’ll go ahead and spell it out for you. If you’re going to the pharmacy to pick up some allergy medication anyway, take some time to get a vaccination.

If you’re a student, they’re probably trying to corral you to get your vaccination anyway.

Grocery shopping? There’s a good chance there’s a pharmacy where you do your groceries. Get your shot.

Need to pick up this, that or the other? Well, you already know what we’re going to say, right? The point is, just take 5 minutes out of your day and you can, at the very least, save yourself a week of hell.

Some daily preventative measures

There’s a few things you can do in your every day habits to prevent the flu. For one, just minimize contact with people who are sick. That’s a simple way to prevent contact with the flu.

And do the same for others! If you’re sick, please stay home! You’re not helping anyone by trying to be a trooper. Try to sneeze into tissues, and, if the sneeze strikes you when there’s nothing available, learn to do the dab and sneeze into your shoulder (but please wash it later!).

No one wants to get the flu by you sneezing into their face. On that note, make sure you’re regularly washing your hands, and cleaning down surfaces,

Interested in more tips in preventing the flu or already have it? Call Capital Medical Associates today for more information.

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