With colder weather comes more opportunity of contracting upper respiratory illnesses like head and chest colds, and the flu. Take a few simple steps to help lessen your chances of getting ill this fall.
- Your best bet to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu vaccine. The earlier in the season you get vaccinated the better protected you’ll be. New England Urgent Care offers flu shots at all its clinics. Get yours now!
- If you’re going to sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue to prevent the spread of germs. Don’t have a tissue? Use the crevasse of your arm where your elbow is.
- We can’t say it enough — wash your hands often! It’s simple and effective! (PS: Global Hand Washing Day is October 15th)
- If you’re sick, stay home — don’t bring your sickness to public spaces like school, the gym, the workplace or retail stores.
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