Thursday, December 17, 2015

Infographic: 5 ways to prevent the flu

Do you know how to prevent the flu? Check out these 5 easy tips.


1. Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the most important way you can protect yourself from the flu. When you get vaccinated, you’re much less likely to get sick.
2. Wash your hands often

Hand-washing is a great way to get rid of germs. Washing your hands with soap and water before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing and after using the bathroom can make a big difference when preventing flu. 
3. Stay away from people who are sick

Keeping your distance from others who have the flu can reduce your chance of getting sick. Flu viruses can spread through air and via surfaces, so stay away from people who are sick.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands

Touching surfaces that are contaminated with germs and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth can allow for the flu virus to enter your body.
5. Practice good hygiene

Clean surfaces and objects in your home, at work, at school and elsewhere to reduce the chances of spreading the flu.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Test your knowledge of preparedness with a Get Ready quiz

Think you know it all about getting ready for disasters? How's your knowledge of flu vaccinations?
Test your knowledge of preparedness in one of our new Get Ready quizzes and find out just how ready you are.