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Simple Steps to Stay Healthy – Preventing the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend 4 Simple Steps to prevent the flu:
  1. Get an annual flu vaccine.  All Simply Healthcare Medicare members can get a free flu shot one time per year. If your primary care physician does not have the vaccine, go to a network pharmacy near you that offers the vaccine.
  2. If you have any questions about whether you should have a flu shot, be sure to talk with your doctor.
  3. Clean your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  4. Avoid the spread of flu germs by not touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that my contain germs.

If you are 65 or older or have chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease you can have serious complications from the flu. Complications of the flu can lead to hospitalization and even death.  So get your flu shot today and take everyday steps to stop the flu!

Get Your Free Flu Shot 

For More information about the Flu, refer to the websites below:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Influenza- http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/current.htm


 

Last Updated: 
September 27, 2016