According to the CDC, here are some steps you can take in preventing the flu. See the list below.
Get your flu vaccine!
- This can protect you from getting sick with the flu. If you do get the flu, it can prevent you from serious illness and hospitalization. But it can also protect the loved ones around you that are at higher risk for severe illness from the flu, such as grandparents, pregnant people, people with health conditions that lower their immune system, and infants.
- This flu season, the vaccine is designed to protect you against the four flu viruses that research indicates will be the common ones this year.
Everyday prevention actions
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid contact with those that are sick
- If you are sick, limit your exposure to others
- Wash your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects whenever possible
- If you are sick with the flu, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone
Why is preventing the flu and getting the vaccine important?
With these preventive actions and getting your vaccine, you are doing your part in preventing the spread of the flu. If we all do our part, we can protect our loved ones this flu season. For more information and answers to your questions, you can visit CDC.gov or click here.