Avoid the Flu in 2022
That time of year has come around once again – Flu Season. And you’re probably wondering what you can do to ensure that you don’t catch it. The first and most important thing you can do to help prevent this is to get the flu shot.
Be An InFLUencer. Get Vaccinated!
The flu shot is something that you can easily get every year, often before flu season really gets going. Getting the flu shot is especially important if you have preexisting health conditions. The flu shot is available at any Rapides Urgent Care centers for ages 4 years and up. You can walk in and get one or check-in online to save time!
More Tips To Stay Flu Free
However, even if you get the shot, there’s some other best practices to keep you flu free. One of the biggest is to have some distance between yourself and others. If coworkers and friends are starting to get sick, or have recently been around people who have been sick, the best thing you can do is avoid them. There will be plenty of opportunities to spend time with friends when the flu season has calmed down.
Another great way to minimize the chances of catching the flu is to clean and disinfect surfaces at home and at work regularly. By wiping down surfaces, you’re wiping out those germs and reducing the likelihood that you’ll catch something- including the flu.
Finally, be mindful of your own actions. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap or hand sanitizer and try to avoid touching your face. And if you’re not feeling completely well, be sure to cover your nose and mouth if you feel the need to cough or sneeze.
Rapides Urgent Care Is Here To Help
If you’re worried about catching the flu and have questions, Rapides Urgent Care is here to help. Not only do we offer flu shots, we’re also able to help you manage any symptoms you may have such as fever, congestion, and coughing. We can also patch up any bumps, bruises, or scratches you might have. At Rapides Urgent Care, we work to provide you with the healthcare you need, and the service you deserve.