How Can I Protect My Family?
The following are some simple steps that you can take to help keep yourself, your child and your entire family healthy this flu season:
- Get vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination is safe and effective and is the single best way to help protect yourself and your family from the flu each year.
- Wash your hands. Frequent hand washing keeps lots of germs out of our bodies. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
- Stay home if you don’t feel well. Should you become infected, keep the germs from spreading by staying home – and don’t forget to take care of yourself!
- Do the elbow cough. Cough into elbows, not hands where it’s more likely to spread bacteria and viruses through touch.