Thursday, October 7, 2010

Flu Prevention: Protect Your Family

The season is almost upon us, and I'm not talking about the holiday season. I'm talking about the inevitable Flu Season! How do you protect your family from the flu? The Flu or Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the flu virus. It can affect even the healthiest of people. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny/Stuffy nose

  • Muscle/Body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

There are many steps to safeguard ourselves from contracting the flu, for example:

  • washing of the hands

  • drink plenty of fluids

  • get plenty of exercise to build the immunity

  • get plenty of sleep at night, no burning the candle at both ends

  • eat properly and healthy

And the most important step you can take is to VACCINATE! The CDC recommends:

  • Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to be vaccinated against the flu.

  • The flu vaccine provides protection that lasts through the flu season.

  • The flu vaccine is updated each season to protect against the three flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness.

  • You need to get the 2010-11 seasonal flu vaccine even if you got the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine last season.

  • If you or your kids do not like shots, the flu vaccine is also available in mist form. For more information on this, ask your doctor or visit

Protect your family and yourself by getting the 2010 flu vaccination. We have taken the precaution because having little ones who are sick, or even bigger ones is no fun!! For more information on prevention and flu basics by visiting the CDC.

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