The “F” Word

Your Location may be providing flu shots on-site. Check with your HR Team.

New Castle, Delaware has Flu Shot Day October 26, 2020 Monday from 7:30am-10:00am.


Flu Information courtesy of b.Well

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POW! Take that, flu!


The flu isn’t just pesky — it can be deadly. But by taking steps to help prevent the flu for ourselves, we’re protecting our community as a whole. How’s that for paying-it-forward this season?

Now is the perfect time to get your flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu. It’s recommended that we all get our flu vaccine early this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aim for late September or any time during October. If you don’t manage to get one in October, that’s ok! You can still get your flu vaccine any point in the winter.

Don’t know where to get your vaccine this year? Check out this free locator. You can call ahead of time to learn about social distancing precautions, appointments, and what insurance they take.

Practice good hygiene.

  • Wear your mask! It will help protect you from COVID-19 and the flu.
  • Stay away from others who are sick. Please, stay home yourself if that’s you!
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
  • Wash your hands like it’s your job! Sing happy birthday – twice – to know you’ve scrubbed long enough.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs just love invading you there.
  • Treat your body to good nutrition, lots of water, exercise, and plenty of sleep to stay in peak form.

Signs of the flu.

The flu can be mild or severe. It’s more likely to be mild if you got the vaccine. Some common symptoms are:

  • Fever and chills
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Know what to do if you do get the flu.

It’s important to note that COVID-19 has many of the same symptoms as the flu. 

With both viruses, most people who get them will simply need to stay home, rest up, and avoid spreading their germs. In serious cases, people may need to go to the hospital. Some people may need antiviral medicine for flu treatment. 

If you think you have either the flu or COVID-19, talk to your care team. They can help you understand your symptoms and create a treatment plan. 

References

CDC. Prevent Seasonal Flu.

NPR. 2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season

Vaccine Finder. Vaccine Finder

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Author: Trish Metts