Stop the Flu, Before it Stops You

It’s important to protect yourself and your family from the flu now.

The flu can be especially serious for children, older people, pregnant women and people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, asthma and heart or lung problems.

So, follow these simple tips to protect the people you care about.

Get a flu shot today

The best way to prevent the flu is with a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone six months and older get the vaccine as soon as it’s available in the fall.

Last flu season, FamilyWize saved members an average of 53 percent on the flu vaccine. Anyone can use the Free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card with or without insurance.

Keep germs at bay

When possible, avoid close contact with people who have the flu. If you’re sick, stay home so you don’t spread the flu. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Cover your cough

If you’re sick, always cough or sneeze into a tissue. Only use the tissue once, and throw it in the trash can right away.

If you don’t have a tissue, use the crook of your elbow since you usually don’t touch people with that part of your body.

Don’t share

During flu season, it’s wise not to share drinks or food.

Make healthy choices

A healthy immune system can help protect you from the flu. To boost your immune system, eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains.

Additionally, make sure you get regular exercise and sleep seven to nine hours a night.

To get free, reusable discount prescription cards, call 814-765-6521 and someone will gladly mail them to you.

To download your FamilyWize prescription savings card, go to clearfieldareaunitedway.org or www.familywize.org.

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