The flu can affect many people when it begins to spread. To help remain healthy during the flu season, you should consider getting the flu vaccination. It is available at all physician offices, most drug stores and Wayne County Public Health.
You can also help to prevent getting the flu if you wash your hands with a disinfectant soap or use hand sanitizer regularly throughout the day and keep your hands out of your mouth.
If you do contract the flu, do yourself and everyone around you a favor by staying home for a few days and taking care of yourself. It is high recommended that you consume a lot of fluids to avoid dehydration.Seasonal Flu Highlights and Resources
Governor Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Severe Flu Season. Follow the link below to read the entire January 12, 2013, press release, including the Executive Order which permits pharmacists to administer flu vaccines during this severe flu season. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/01122013Severe-Flu-Season
Flu Facts - What you should know this flu season
Learn about flu signs and symptoms, who should get a flu shot, and much more, at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htmPreventing seasonal flu
Read more at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/Who is most at risk for the flu?
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. When hand washing is not possible, use antiseptic hand gels that contain alcohol. Teach your children good hygiene habits too.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw out the tissue in the nearest wastebasket and immediately wash your hands with soap and water.
- Don't sneeze into your hand if you don't have a tissue. Instead, use the crook of your arm.
Read more at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm
- Children younger than 2
- People 65 and older
- Pregnant women
- Patients with chronic diseases