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Cold and flu season is a sure thing every year. Once again, we must also deal with Covid on top of dealing with flu season. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of getting sick. To prepare for cold and flu season in 2021, here are some tips on how to reduce your odds of getting sick.
The single most effective way to avoid flu is to get vaccinated every year. You can visit your doctor or walk into any pharmacy you like and receive your vaccine for free. It is important to note that there are different vaccine formulations for different age groups. Also, make sure you receive the vaccination as soon as it becomes available each year – preferably before flu season starts.
Stay Home When Sick
Flu spreads like wildfire, so staying home when sick means others won’t catch your illness. You can recover in peace and keep your illness from spreading.
Practice Good Hygiene
With flu season comes the increased risk of getting sick with a variety of illnesses, not just influenza. So make sure to practice good hygiene throughout cold and flu season. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. Also, don’t share food and drinks with others. That will help you maintain a clean system and avoid contracting various viruses that could make you sick.
Take Care of Yourself
A little self-care can go a long way in preventing illness, so try to get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, exercise, and stay hydrated. Plenty of sleep ( at least 7 or 8 hours) and good food will help your immune system stay strong, making you more resilient in the face of Covid and flu season.
Stock Up on Supplies
Ensure that you have plenty of medicine stored up at home so that if something does come up, you’ll be ready. Otherwise, you’re simply rolling the dice if you wait until the last minute to seek medical attention.
Wash Your Hands
This is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick. Although it does not provide full protection against viruses like the flu, washing your hands frequently will make it less likely that you catch a cold or suffer from some other illness like Covid.
Hire A Disinfection Company
A common way people deal with flu season is by hiring a professional cleaning service. Professional cleaners know how to safely remove pathogens, and other contaminants from your house by way of special equipment. Knowing that your house is germ-free gives you a chance to prevent or quickly recuperate from diseases like Covid.
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