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Flu Prevention

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Get Vaccinated!

Wash your Hands - Link to CDC for information and recommended methods

Thorough and frequent hand-washing is an effective way to prevent many common infections. Or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water aren't readily available.

Contain Coughs and Sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. To avoid contaminating your hands, cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the inner crook of your elbow.

Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves? is a short, entertaining and informative video that addresses this topic.  Risk Management has a copy that you can borrow for use in staff meetings. It is also available on YouTube for viewing (there is a short commercial before the video begins).

Avoid crowds

Flu spreads easily wherever people congregate — in child care centers, schools, office buildings, auditoriums and public transportation. By avoiding crowds during peak flu season, you reduce your chances of infection. And, if you're sick, stay home so that you don't infect others.