Fight the Flu!
Get your FREE flu shot Oct. 4 – 6, 2019 at select ChoiceOne locations.
ChoiceOne Is offering FREE flu shots beginning Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019 at select ChoiceOne Urgent Care centers. Stop by our Forest Hill, Solomons or Grayson locations between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. any day during the weekend to protect you and your family from the flu!
*Valid only Friday, October 4, 2019 thru Sunday October 6, 2019. Only valid at select ChoiceOne Urgent Care location. While supplies last. One coupon per person.
Get your free flu shot at these ChoiceOne locations.
It’s fall, football, and… flu season. While we typically see the worst of the flu hitting between December – February, it’s hard to predict exactly when flu season will hit and how severe it will be. The good news is there are a few things you can do now to protect yourself and your family against the flu.
1. Get a flu shot
The CDC, NIH, and more all agree: one of the best ways to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot every year. Our own, Dr. Scott Burger says “It is critical to get a flu shot every year as the protection from the shot only lasts for about four months. Additionally, the strains of the flu circulating every year changes and the flu shot is updated to help protect you. The best way to prevent the flu is to take the proactive step of getting immunized in the fall every year.”
2. Wash your hands regularly, with soapy water, for 20 seconds.
It may seem overkill, but the CDC recommends washing your hands:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After touching pet food or pet treats
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After touching garbage.
Note: The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer only when washing hands isn’t an option; hand sanitizer doesn’t kill all germs.
3. Avoid sick people and stay home when you’re sick
4. Eat nutrient-packed foods
If you aren’t eating a well-balanced diet, your body won’t have all the nutrients it needs to support a strong immune system. Most research shows there aren’t any particular foods proven to fight the flu, but doctors recommend a well-balanced diet rich in antioxidants.
5. Stay hydrated
6. Get enough sleep
While some of the tips may seem like common sense or insignificant, they can add up to mean the difference between a miserable few days or not. The flu is serious: it accounts for 3 – 5 million severe cases globally each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), so take prevention seriously.
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