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Flu Prevention Tips

This information has been reviewed and approved by Patrick Stendel, MPH, Infection Preventionist (January 2024).

Summary: Flu Prevention Tips

Flu risk reduced by vaccine.


Influenza can be prevented through vaccination.

Wash hands by washing with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Don't Touch Your Face with unwashed hands; it’s the easiest way for germs to enter your body.

Smiling and laughing can help boost your immune system.

Eat Healthy and balanced meals to strengthen your immune system.

Exercise boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness.

Stay Home until your fever is gone for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine.


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