Preparedness and Treatment Tips
Worried about getting the flu, or a cold this season? Follow some basic guidelines to help you avoid the drag of getting sick and missing school or work.
- Self Care Treatment Tips
Do what you can at home to help relieve your symptoms.
Typical Flu Symptoms (Seasonal)
Fever (greater than 100.4º F), cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Stay informed, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures www.flu.gov
- Get vaccinated if flu vaccine is available. Regular seasonal flu vaccination should be available by early October.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough/sneeze and dispose of in waste basket.
- Wash you hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
Recommended vaccination groups include:
- Pregnant women
- People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
- Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
- People between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, and
- People ages 25-64 years of age who have chronic health conditions (such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes) or compromised immune systems