Since the vaccine is about 30% effective this year here are some suggestions on how to stop the spread of the flu.

  • Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible.
  • If you become sick, avoid going out in the public, and limit contact with others.
  • According to the CDC, stay home until you have no fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medications).
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue paper. Use the tissue once and discard into trash.
  • Wash your hand thoroughly with soap and water often. You can also use alcohol based hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
  • Germs are spread by touching your eyes, mouth and nose. Avoid touching them.
  • Clean your surroundings with disinfectants.
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