"Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu

The CDC Recommends, “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

  1. Vaccinate
  • CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.
  1. Stop Germs
  •    Try to avoid close contact with sick people
  •    If you are sick, stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours (without the need for a fever reducer)
  •    Cover your cough
  •    Wash your hands often with soap and water, use alcohol based sanitizer if washing is not an option.
  •     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread quickly into your body through these areas
  •    Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
  1. Antiviral Drugs
  •   If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can help treat your illness.
  •  These medications work best if started within 48 hours of symptoms, but can be used later if symptoms are severe or patient is at high risk for complications.


Flu-like Symptoms Include:

Fever                          Cough                        Sore throat                Runny or stuffy nose                      

Body aches               Headache                 Chills                          Fatigue


For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or call 800-CDC-INFO

If you need a Flu vaccine, stop in to JCHC today!