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JANUARY 2013

FLU HAS ARRIVED IN ALLEGANY COUNTY ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE NATION.   This flu season appears to be one of the worst since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.

What is the best way to protect myself and my family from the flu?

Everyone 6 months of age or older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available.  Brady Health does still have a small amount of vaccine available for students, faculty and staff.  Call 301- 687-4310 to schedule an appointment to receive the flu shot.  The cost is $20 payable by cash, check of Bobcat express or the charges can be billed to your student account.

 

What everyday steps can I take to stop the spread of germs?

There are steps you can take in your daily life to help protect you from getting the flu.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • If you feel you need to be seen by a medical provider, give Brady Health a call so an appointment can be scheduled (301-687-4310)

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