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    Avoiding Illness During Flu Season
    Posted on 01/29/2018

    How to avoid illness and help stop the spread of germs!

    Nationally, physicians are reporting a higher than normal number of influenza cases. What can you do to avoid illness and help stop the spread of germs?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine for all persons more than 6 months old. Consult your provider if you have questions about what’s right for your family. Families can learn more about the flu on the King County Health Department website.

    Wash your hands and encourage your family to wash their hands before eating, after using the restroom and after coughing, sneezing or handling any potential contaminants. “Stop the Germs” posters are available in many languages from King County Health Department.

    Cover your cough and sneeze. Remember to practice with your children. Printable “cover your cough” posters are provided by the CDC. 

    Finally, stay home from school or work if you are sick. If you have a temperature of more than 100 F, have vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours, please stay in bed and stop the spread of germs. Learn more by reading “Is my child too sick to go to school?” pdf icon