Top 5 Ways to Avoid Winter Bugs

Posted by Alicia Verity, MSPH

Contagious viruses that cause colds and the flu are active year-round. But because we spend more time indoors with other people during the winter months, we are exposed to viruses that get us sick.

The Top 5 Ways To Avoid a Winter Bug Are:

1.Get vaccinated against the flu. This year this means get vaccinated for the regular seasonal flu and the H1N1 influenza. The best time to get a flu vaccination is in October through November, but getting it in December and January is not too late. Talk with your doctor before getting vaccinated if you have allergies, especially if you are allergic to eggs.

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