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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

New England falls bring the beauty of foliage, but it also brings the dreaded flu season.  While getting sick isn’t always avoidable, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you’re prepared to fight off cold and flu viruses.  Let’s take a look at a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself this flu season!

Live a healthy lifestyle

Keeping your body healthy is one of the most important things you can do this cold and flu season.  If your body isn’t healthy to begin with, it’s not going to be easy fighting off viruses that come your way.
A few ways you can make sure you’re as healthy as possible this fall includes eating healthy, exercising daily, getting at least six to eight hours of sleep every night, and practicing proper hand-washing techniques.  In doing all of this, you can ensure your body’s immune system will be healthy enough to help keep your cold and flu-free.

Keep your surroundings clean

Easily crowded areas, office spaces, and even your home can be covered in germs and viruses that can spread quickly.  This is why it’s important for you to keep your surroundings as clean as possible by keeping your work-space clean, sanitizing surfaces in your home, and avoiding making physical contact with sick individuals.  Let disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer be your best friend this cold and flu season!

Get your seasonal flu shot

Getting your annual flu shot is easily the best way to avoid getting yourself, and others, sick with the flu.  And if you think you’re exempt from getting the flu, the flu virus changes constantly, which is why it’s important to get vaccinated every year.  If you’re looking for an easy way to protect yourself against the flu, be sure to get vaccinated!
You don’t have to go the extra mile to keep yourself healthy this flu season.  By getting a little more sleep and exercise, getting your flu shot, and staying as germ-free as possible, you’ll be better equipped to fight off any illness that may come your way!

Need your seasonal flu shot?  AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides seasonal flu shots on a walk-in basis, so you never need an appointment to be seen!  For more information about seasonal flu shots, or other services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 781-894-6900.

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