Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flu Information

Worried you will catch the flu? Here's ways to decrease your risk:

  1. Get immunized. Vaccinations are offered through physician offices, and many pharmacies and grocery stores. DPH is also expanding vaccination opportunities at public health clinics. For information on the flu and where Delawareans can go to get vaccinated, encourage your patients to visit www.flu.delaware.gov or call 1.800.282.8672. 
  2. Wash hands with soap frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially after you cough, sneeze or touch your face. 
  3. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and dispose of the tissue immediately. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your inner elbow. Droplets from a sneeze can travel up to six feet. 
  4. Stay home when sick and do not return to work until 24 hours after a fever. 

 See link for more information:http://qide.org/getfile/e4845732-b069-4964-8feb-69e167ced513/Flu-fact-sheet-1-13.aspx?chset=68c44c89-4e09-4217-b966-e4a82b662e95

Please note that our office has run out of flu vaccine, and there is none available for us to restock.

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