Ways to Reduce Risk of Getting the Flu

Now that you know flu season is approaching, what are you going to do about it? Don’t wait until you start feeling flu symptoms, because then it’s too late. Take a proactive approach to reducing your chances of getting the flu. Here’s a few ways you can keep the flu away:

1. Keep your home and office area as germ free as possible. You can use typical household cleaning products to clean counter tops and other surfaces more often that you normally would. Remember to use disposable cleaning cloths, or wash reusable cloths between cleanings.

2.  Stock up on hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. Keep small bottles of Purell hand sanitizer within reach for frequent use, especially when you are out in public places. You can also find many creative uses for hand sanitizing wipes. Store some in your car to wipe down the steering wheel, door handles and other highly-touched surfaces.

3. Get a flu shot. Use resources like http://www.findaflushot.com to type in your zip code and find many local places where you can get the flu shot.

There is no way to guarantee you will not get the flu. However, if you follow these simple measures, you will be less likely to get the flu or even the common cold this season.