Flu season is coming. To help you stay healthy, the County is offering free flu shots to all County employees. Flu shots will be offered at various worksites beginning Sept. 23.
While it may seem early to think about your annual flu shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting the vaccination as soon as it’s available. Getting vaccinated before the start of the flu season gives the body a chance to build up immunity to the virus before it begins spreading in the community. If you have concerns about the flu shot, please see this story from the County Immunization Program debunking common flu shot myths.
Additional Tips to Stay Healthy
In addition to getting vaccinated, people should also do the following to avoid getting sick:
· Wash hands thoroughly and often
· Use hand sanitizers
· Stay away from sick people
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
· Clean commonly touched surfaces
· If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others