Flu Notes

  • Droplets from a sneeze or cough can travel 3 feet or more!
  • You can give other people the flu virus a day before you feel sick!
  • You cannot get the flu from a flu shot!
  • The CDC is recommending flu vaccine for all children ages 6 months and older to prevent influenza and its complications!
What are symptoms of the flu?

  • Cold-like symptoms (runny nose, headache)
  • Achiness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
How can I prevent the flu?

  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently.
  • Do not share cups, eating utensils or water bottles.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Dispose of used tissues and wash hands after they are discarded.
  • Get plenty of sleep, healthy snacks and fresh air.
Your healthcare provider may provide further helpful info.
 Be well this flu season.

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