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Steps you can take to prevent the Flu

By / January 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Emergency One provides protection from the flu



It’s flu season, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from that nasty bug. The CDC recommends the following actions to help reduce the chance of getting the flu:

  1. Flu Shot – The CDC recommends the flu shot as the MOST important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  2. Protect yourself – Stay away from sick people, wash your hands often, avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose and clean surfaces with disinfectant. If experiencing symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  3. Get expert advice – if you get the flu, use antiviral medications to treat your illness. Antiviral medication cannot be found over-the-counter.


It’s best to start medications within two days of getting sick to reduce the impact of the flu. At Emergency One, we can provide a simple flu test and get you feeling better right away. Don’t wait to fight it out. Of course, it’s still not too late to get your flu shot. Stop in at any of our three facilities and request protection from the flu today.