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In Our Blog: It’s Flu Season!

The Importance of Staying Healthy

As it gets colder, it’s important to do what you can to stay healthy!

Winter is notorious for flu season. The flu is caused by a set of viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes even the lungs.

The flu easily spreads from person to person when someone coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread through touching something and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

There are many ways to protect yourself from the flu, such as washing your hands, covering your nose and mouth with a mask, cleaning surfaces with disinfectant, and not touching your face. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those who are more vulnerable to getting the viruses. People with disabilities are at a higher risk for both the flu and COVID-19.  Although the flu shot will not prevent COVID-19, there are many important benefits associated with it for people with disabilities.

Research shows that flu vaccines can help protect against getting the flu by allowing antibodies to develop in your body and protect you from infection. Research shows that flu vaccines can help protect against getting the flu by allowing antibodies to develop in your body and protect you from infection. To get vaccinated at a location near you, click here.

Not only can you easily protect yourself from the flu, but you can also do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The most effective methods to reduce transmission of the virus is to maintain physical distance (at least 6 feet) from others, wash your hands frequently, and wear a face mask.

Be sure to wear a mask whenever you leave the house to not only protect yourself, but those around you. The best face masks are those that have two or more layers and cover both your nose and mouth. Click here to learn how to properly wear your mask.

To learn more about how to prevent the flu and the spread of COVID-19, click here. Stay healthy this winter!

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