Stay well

The flu is hitting hard early this year. Here are some things you can do to avoid the flu:

  • Get vaccinated. It takes about two weeks for the vaccination to build antibodies to protect from flu, but it begins offering at least some protection much sooner.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discard the tissue promptly.
  • Wash hands frequently, preferably with soap and water or an approved hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home when you are sick until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours.
  • If you contract a flu-like illness and have health issues that make you vulnerable to complications from flu, see a doctor.

Source: N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

 

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