Flu season usually begins in October, and flu activity is expected to increase in the coming weeks to months. How do you face the onslaught of Flu?
Here are some tips from Dr. Shallu Sharma.
- Make sure you get a flu vaccine Flu vaccine protects you from three most common flu viruses and an early vaccine may eliminate the chances of catching the infection. Anyone with age 6 months or older should get a flu vaccine. These vaccines are provided at your local pharmacies including Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, Duane Reade etc. For a complete list of pharmacies, please visit www.nyc.gov and enter flu vaccine in search option.
- Everyday precautionary measures Cover your nose and mouth while sneezing to prevent virus from spreading. Try not to touch open surfaces in bus or trains. Wash your hands frequently or carry a hand sanitizer with you at all times. Also, avoid close contact with sick people.
- Have a Healthy diet and Exercise Good health leads to a stronger immune system. So make sure you eat fresh fruits and green vegetables to remain in top health. Any exercise performed on a daily routine enhances the immunity levels in the body. Hence, stay healthy this season to fight the flu virus.