With COVID-19 being in full effect this year, you've probably realized that it has been one of the main focuses in health care. However, flu season is here and our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few tips to try and prevent yourself from catching it. If you are in need of a flu shot or have questions about where you can get one, please call Central Ozarks Medical Center today. We have multiple locations throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.
Flu Season 2020: What Can You Do To Not Catch The Flu?
SANITIZE, SANITIZE, SANITIZE.
You should try and get in the habit of cleaning all of the shared surfaces in your home once a day. You should clean your desk at work also once a day. Take the five minutes to give all your surfaces a wipe down with a rag and an anti-bacterial cleaner. You never know who may have touched that surfaces and if they had the flu or were carrying it.
REFRAIN FROM SHARING MEALS AND DRINKS WITH OTHERS.
If you share the food you are likely touching the same plate or bowl that someone else touched and that someone else may have an illness.
SCHEDULE YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY.
The flu shot is known as the BEST defense against getting the flu. Even if you have never gotten the flu before, there is a first time for everything. It's worth it to prevent yourself from getting this illness.
IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND STAY STRONG.
A healthy immune system will help you fight off the flu and you can keep your immune system healthy by doing a number of things, such as:
- Exercising regularly
- Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Maintaining a healthy BMI
...and so much more.
PRACTICE GOOD HAND HYGIENE.
Be sure to wash your hand after any time you touch a shared surface. If you are unable to wash your hands, then use an anti-bacterial wipe that has at least sixty percent alcohol in it. All of this may sound excessive to you, but it's worth doing if you don't want to catch the flu. It happens quicker and easier than you might think.
Please call Central Ozarks Medical Center, you can find all of our phone numbers below. We hope you found this blog helpful. Stay healthy and spread the word on how to prevent catching the flu. This is a tough year for everyone and there's no need to add on to the stress by catching the flu. Remember, here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, it's not just about what we do, but how we do it that matters.