AVOIDING THE FLU – For Your Health

Getting vaccinated each year is your single best defense to preventing the flu but there are also a number of good common sense tips that will help you stay healthy.

  1. Clean Your Hands Frequently.
    It is scary to think of all the germs you pick up from menus, cash, remote controls, cell phones, pens and toilet handles, just to name a few. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth and if you aren’t able to wash with soap and warm (not hot) water, have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer close by. Carry a bottle of sanitizer in your purse or car with you.

When handwashing, use these steps: Wet hands and lather (rub backs of hands, between fingers and under nails). Sing the Happy Birthday

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