The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated each year, as soon as the vaccine is available. Flu activity begins in November and can occur as late as May. For information regarding the 2017-2018 flu season visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm
Here are some additional tips to stop the spread of influenza and other illnesses:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your arm
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (or an alcohol-based sanitizer) for 20 seconds
- Stay home from work or school and otherwise avoid contact with others when sick
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