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Tips for Avoiding the Flu From Walpole's Health Director Robin Chapell

The follow are tips to avoid catching the flu from Walpole's Health Director Robin Chapell.

This flu season be sure you and your family get vaccinated. It is not too late! There is a lot of flu out there already.

Other ways to protect yourselves from the flu:

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often!
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • And again, get a seasonal flu vaccine.

This is especially important if you are pregnant, have a chronic health condition (like asthma or heart disease), are very overweight, are 50 years of age or older and if you are younger than 5 years old. Also, if you are a caregvier or have householod contact with children less than 5 years of age.

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