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Take Action Now to Prevent the Flu

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PTHA urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu):

  • Get vaccinated!
  • Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Never use your hands.
  • 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.
  • Keep your body healthy by eating a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, take a daily multivitamin, exercise for at least 30 minutes each day, get at least 8 hours of sleep each night, don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, PTHA recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Call PTHA’s Triage for medical advice instead of coming to the clinic.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Get Vaccinated!
CDC recommends ALL people older than 6 months of age get vaccinated against the flu every year. Flu vaccine is effective throughout the season. It takes 2 weeks for your body to build immunity after being vaccinated so the earlier you get vaccinated the better. Call or stop by PTHA to get your flu shot today.

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