Protect Yourself During Flu Season

  • Get vaccinated! 

  • Stay at home if you are sick.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.

  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve(s). Throw tissues into a "no-touch" wastebasket.

  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose

  • Keep frequently touched common surfaces (e.g., telephones, computer equipment, etc.) clean.

  • Try not to use a coworker's phone, desk, office, computer, or other work tools and equipment.

  • Avoid shaking hands or coming in close contact    with coworkers and others who may be ill.

  • Stay in shape.

  • Speak with your doctor and find out if you are in a high-risk category for seasonal flu (e.g., elderly, pregnant women, small children, persons with asthma, etc.).


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