Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Tips Infographic

This information has been reviewed and approved by LeeAnn Bryant, BSN, MHS, RN (October 2015).

 

Summary: Flu Prevention Tips

Up to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu. Here are some tips on preventing the contraction of the virus:

Get Vaccinated

Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination.

Keep Hands Clean

Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer often.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose

Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and clean your hands.

Don't Touch Your Face

This is the easiest way for germs to gt inside your body.

Smile

Studies show that smiling can help boost your immune system.

Eat Right

Eating healthy, balanced meals can strengthen your immune system.

Exercise

It boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness.

Stay Home

If you become ill, stay at home and avoid contact with others until your fever is gone for 24 hours without
using fever-reducing medicine.

 

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Get vaccinated. Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination. Wash your Hands. Wash them often with soap and water. Keep Sanitizer Close. Use it often and tell children and those around you to do the same Don't touch your face. This is the easiest way for germs to get into your body Smil. Studies show that smiling can help boost your immune system Eating right. Eating healthy, balanced meanls can strengthen your immune system. Exercise. It boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness Stay Home. Stay home for a full 24 hours after your fever goes away. Up to 20% of the U.S will get the flu