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Avoiding the Flu this Winter

Just because the flu season is will soon be upon us doesn’t mean you have to succumb to its misery. The 2019 National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will soon be available, and is especially advisable for people over 65-years-of-age.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a few tips to help you avoid coming into contact with the dreaded lurgy:

1. Avoid close contact when you or someone else is sick.

2. Stay home when you are sick and away from others to help prevent the spread of illness.

3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to help prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Wash your hands regularly especially around food, animals, garbage, ablutions, wounds or someone who is sick. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after coming into contact with something contaminated with germs.

6. Practice other good health habits. Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces touched by someone who is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritionally.