"Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu
The CDC Recommends, “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!