How to Not Get the Flu and Why It’s Important

Chenoa Alexander, Staff Writer

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The flu is really bad this year. Get a flu shot because everybody is eligible for one, usually for free. You won’t be stressed by missing work and if you don’t go to work, you may lose your job and you will lose your money. The flu shot will protect elderly loved ones because they cannot get over sicknesses very well. Especially if they are over 65.

Don’t get close to people who are sick and if you are sick, don’t go near other people. If you already have the flu, stay home all day to avoid getting others sick because when other people are sick, it can spread back to you. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough, doing that can also prevent getting others sick.

If you wash your hands a lot, it will protect you from germs. If you don’t have soap with you then use hand sanitizer, though soap and water will do a better job at thoroughly cleaning your hands. Don’t touch your eyes, your mouth, or your nose, that is how germs are normally spread.

Especially if you have kids that like to touch everything, but anybody can disinfect their house by always having it clean. Wash your hands a lot at school because there are the most kids probably there get plenty of sleep, you should get at least eight hours of sleep. Always be physically active. Eat healthy food, and drink lots of water.

Work Cited: “Influenza (Flu).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 July 2015, www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm.

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