Contact Us
Make My Homepage

How to Avoid the Flu

Each year hundreds of people die from it, thousands are hospitalized.  It’s one nasty bug you don’t want.

Flickr / Daniel Paquet
Just an average case of influenza can put you out of commission for a week to ten days.

Right now we’re entering the height of the flu season.

There are several steps you can take to avoid and lessen the chance of getting sick.

First, it’s not too late to get a flu shot.  Get one.  Ask any health professional and they will tell you people do not get the flu from getting a flu vaccination.  Injections contain a dead virus that does not transmit an infection.

If you have certain allergies consult your doctor before being vaccinated.

Here are some ways to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

If you’re sick.  Stay home.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

If you’re coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.  I see lots of people who don’t.

Wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer.

And try to avoid touching your eyes and mouth.

A few tips so you may avoid that nasty little bug.

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.