Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Prevention Tips Infographic

This information has been reviewed and approved by Ann Mullen, RN (October 2012).

 

Summary: Flu Prevention Tips

Get Vaccinated

Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination.  Up to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu.  Here are some tips on preventing the contraction of the virus:

 

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 gt inside your body.

 

Smile

Studies show that smiling can help boost your immune system.

 

Eat Right

Eating health, balance meals can strengthen your immune system.

 

Exercise

Physical activity boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness.

 

Stay Home

Stay home for a full 24 hours after your fever goes away.

 

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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