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4 WAYS TO FIGHT THE FLU!!!
To avoid missing out on school, sports events, holiday parties & fun follow these tips.
GET THE FLU VACCINE It’s the best way to protect you against the flu.
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN In addition to getting the flu vaccine, hand washing is an important line of defense against germs. Wash your hands after using the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, before putting in or removing contact lenses, before using makeup, & before eating, preparing or serving food.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE IF SOMEONE IS SICK Flu viruses travel through the air so try to stay away from people who look sick. It’s also a good idea to avoid touching your nose, eyes, & mouth---three places flu viruses can easily enter your body.
COUGH OR SNEEZE INTO A TISSUE OR YOUR ELBOW---NOT INTO YOUR HANDS That way, you’re not spreading the virus when you touch surfaces that other people may touch, too.
You also can fight the flu on a daily basis by keeping your immune system strong. Some great immune boosters are getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods (including 5 or more serving of fruits & veggies a day), drinking plenty of water & getting regular exercise.
DON’T LET THE FLU MESS WITH YOUR