Flu Season Tips for 2020-2021: How to Protect Yourself and Stay Healthy
The flu season is almost here. Taking precautions to prevent getting sick is important more than ever this year, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are already seeing the number of new cases of COVID-19 on the rise in many places across the county. This, sadly, is expected to get worse throughout the winter.
As such, it is best to take all the precautions you can to protect yourself and your family by using these flu season tips.
Flu Season Tip #1
All the health and safety precautions the CDC has promoted for reducing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 also work equally well at reducing and preventing the spread of the flu. This is because both illnesses are viruses transmitted from being in close contact with infected people.
So, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, maintaining social distancing of at least six feet, wearing a face mask correctly, and limiting contact with others outside your home are also great ways to reduce your risks of getting the flu.
Flu Season Tip #2
There is a vaccine for the flu. You can reduce your risks of getting the flu by getting your flu vaccination shot now. One mistake people make is getting their vaccination in the summer.
This does no good because the vaccine will wear off come winter when flu season is at its peak. So, if you got a flu vaccine anytime over the summer, you need to get another one to ensure you are protected throughout the entire flu season.
If you are considered “at-risk” for pneumonia, it is equally important to get your pneumonia vaccination. This can help prevent getting pneumonia, which can be caused by viruses, as well as bacteria and fungi.
Flu Season Tip #3
You can build immunity and support your immune system to fight off the flu by using Cold-Fix daily. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, getting between seven and eight hours of sleep a night, and exercising at least three times a week are also great natural ways to boost your immune system to fight off illnesses.
Flu Season Tip #4
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home and at work. Maintaining clean surfaces can reduce the spread of the flu and other viruses like COVID-19. Use appropriate cleaning products as recommended by the CDC for COVID-19, as these work equally well to kill the flu virus.
Flu Season Tip #5
If you do get the flu, stay at home and self-isolate from others in your home. You will want to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Schedule a telehealth visit with your healthcare provider to find out if you need a prescription to help recover faster.
By using these flu season tips, you can not only reduce your risks of getting the flu but continue to reduce your risks of getting COVID-19.
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