Don’t Let FLU Stop You
- CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
- Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year.
STOP THE SPREAD
- Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
- If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
TAKE ANTIVIRAL DRUGS IF PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR
- If you are sick with flu, antiviral drugs can be used to treat your illness.
- Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. They are prescription medicines ) and are not available over-the-counter.
- Flu antiviral drugs can make flu illness milder and shorten the time you are sick.
Call either TCHD location for more information and to make an appointment.