Flu prevention is more important this year due to the heightened risk of the COVID-19 virus. This double threat makes it critical to fight the flu.
FACT: Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be serious. Take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu.*
- Get Vaccinated: People 65 years and older are at high risk of serious flu complications. A yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu.
- Stop the Spread: Take everyday preventative actions to help stop the spreads of flu viruses by washing hands, avoiding touching your face, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid contact with sick people.
- Ask your doctor about flu antivirals: If you get sick, take antiviral medications prescribed by your doctor to treat flu illness, minimize symptoms, and shorten the time you are sick.
These three actions will help fight the flu and stop the spread.
*Information provided by CDC