HOW TO PREVENT THE FLU AND AVOID GETTING SICK THIS SEASON
October 11, 2017
Did you know that adopting a few healthy habits such as performing frequent hand hygiene can help you prevent the flu?
These 4 simple tips from our infection prevention and control team will help you stay happy, healthy and flu-free this season:
Make healthy choices
Get the flu shot. Eat healthy, stay active, and get enough sleep. Good health goes a long way to helping your physical and emotional well-being.
Practice frequent hand hygiene
Most infections are spread by hands. Cleaning hands frequently with soap and water or with alcohol-based sanitizer is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and to prevent the spread of infections to others.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
Cough or sneeze into a sleeve or tissue to avoid transmitting germs. Make sure to dispose of used tissues into waste containers and clean your hands after.
Avoid touching your face
When you scratch your nose or rub your eyes and mouth, you hand-deliver the germs you’ve picked up from touching common surfaces and increase your risk of infection.