The flu is spread from person to person when someone who has the flu virus sneezes, coughs, talks or handles infected surfaces. The flu virus can be inhaled by anyone close by or from infected hands touching your mouth or rubbing your eyes.
To protect yourself, your family and community from the flu:
- Get the flu shot. It’s easy and it’s FREE.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. (See proper handwashing instructions below)
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and dispose of the tissue in a covered trash basket.
- Keep hands away from your face.
- Eat healthy foods and get at least 7-9 hours sleep.
- Clean shared spaces (such as phone receivers, keyboards, door knobs, toys and office equipment) often.
- Do not share personal items such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes and towels and avoid shaking hands, hugging or kissing.
- Avoid crowds or people who are sick.
- Stay at home if you are sick.
GET YOUR FLU SHOT to be entered for some GREAT DRAWS!
STAY TUNED FOR FLU CLINIC DATES IN NCN.
For more information or to get a flu shot appointment, contact:
NCN Family Community Wellness Center Public Health 204-484-2341
- Every time you sneeze or cough into them
- When you get to work or school
- Before, during & after you prepare food
- Before eating
- After using the washroom
- After meeting with people
- When you return home
Do you wash your hands properly?
- Warm water works better
- Lots of soap
- Palms & backs of hands, fingertips, nail beds, in between fingers, thumbs, beyond wrists
- Scrub long enough to sing Happy Birthday
- Dry thoroughly