It’s flu and cold season again and that means BUSINESS. In order to help you stay healthy this season, follow these few tips:

Tip #1: Get your flu shot! Getting a flu shot is one of the easiest and cheapest (it’s free!) ways to prevent the flu. Schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center on the 2nd floor of Wayne to get your flu shot today, or visit one of the many clinics set up all over campus.

sick1Tip #2: Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid them at all costs, but try to keep all contact to a minimum.  This goes for you too! If you’re the one with the sick-germs be considerate and try to avoid contact with people.

Tip# 3: Wash your hands! During cold and flu season it’s important to wash your hands more than you usually would. Try washing them after touching surfaces that are frequently touched by other people (i.e doorknobs, desks), after coughing or sneezing and after coming into contact with someone who is sick.To know the best way to wash your hands, follow the steps in the picture below.

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sick4Tip #4: Know the saying “sharing is caring?” Well during cold and flu season this is NOT the case. If you want to stay healthy this semester, avoid the spread of germs; don’t share cups, utensils, and/or hookahs. Another easy way that germs are spread is through hand-to face-contact, so try to keep it to minimum or none at all if possible.

Tip #5: If you know you are sick, stay home! Staying home will prevent others from catching whatever it is you have and will help aid in your recovery.

Written by Carly Odynsky, Peer Educator

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