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Get vaccinated!

To keep your family and community safe this flu season, CDC recommends that anyone 6 months or older be immunized, particularly for those at high risk of serious complications from influenza.

Take Three Simple Actions to Protect Against Flu

Get Vaccinated
Get Vaccinated
The best protection against the flu is to get immunized annually.
Preventive Steps
Preventive Steps
Take actions every day to help stop the spread of germs.
Treatment
Treatment
There are medications called “antiviral drugs” that can be used to treat flu illness.

Additional simple steps to avoid the spread of germs include:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

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