Flu Season: Learn How to Protect Yourself

We have begun to see cases of the flu at Student Health. To prevent the flu:

Get vaccinated

  • Seasonal flu vaccination is strongly recommended; you can get the vaccine at Student Health.
  • Check out CDC's website to learn more about the vaccine and the flu.

Hygiene practices

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water (scrub for 20 seconds!)
  • Watch the CDC video on hand washing
  • Carry alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol for times when soap and water are not available
  • Cover cough/sneeze with tissue or upper arm.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose. Germs spread this way.
  • Open and close doors/knobs wtih tissue/towels.
  • Try to avoid contact with sick people.

Feeling sick? Learn more about what you should do depending on the symptoms.

May 27, 2013
Student Health Services at Radford University