5 Precautions to Stop the Spread of the Flu

5 Ways To Stop The Spread of Flu

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported an increase in the number of seniors with influenza-like illnesses during the 2014-2015 flu season. Since flu season typically peaks between December and February each year, make sure you’re taking precautions to protect you and your family’s health. The CDC recommends several safety measures to minimize risk:

  1. Cover your sneezes and coughs with a tissue.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for more than 30 seconds.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Disinfect frequently shared surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, and phones.
  5. When you are sick, stay home. Avoid contact with anyone who has the flu.

Shell Point Retirement Community has its very own on-site pharmacy, which offers flu shots to its independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing residents. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist about whether a flu vaccine is the right decision for you.