Flu Season is quickly approaching and there are several key things we can all do to protect ourselves and others. Below is information on how you can help prevent the spread of the flu virus.
How does seasonal flu spread?
Most experts believe that you get the flu when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets containing their germs land in your mouth or nose. You can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose – So wash your hands frequently, use antibacterial/antiviral wipes to frequently clean common work surfaces such as counters, keyboards, as well as maintain personal space if you feel ill or potentially ill.
When should I get vaccinated?
CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu soon after vaccine becomes available, preferably by October.
It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.