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Protecting Yourself and Others from Flu

Influenza (flu) is a serious contagious—and potentially deadly—disease that sends many people to the hospital each year. To protect your own health and the health of others, take these three steps to fight flu:

1.         Get vaccinated.

2.         Take everyday actions to stop the spread of infection:

  • Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your sleeve if no tissue is available.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

3.         Stay home if you are sick (self-isolate) and take antiviral medicine recommended by your healthcare provider.

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