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Flu Prevention Tips

It is important to remember how to restrict the transmission process and protect yourself from receiving the flu virus year round.

How do I protect myself from flu?

  • Wash your hands often to help protect you from germs. Antibacterial gels are also effective.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. 
  • Make an effort to stay away from public groups where people can pass germs easily. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Throw away used tissues right away. Wash or sanitize your hands before touching anything after using a tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth since germs are often spread when a person touches something that has germs and then touches these areas.
  • Get the seasonal flu vaccine. Plan to get a flu shot from your healthcare provider, your school or work. If you do not have a healthcare provider, visit our Find a Provider Directory or call the Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services at 603-589-4500. 

What should I do if I have flu symptoms?

  • If you are sick, stay home from work, school or public events.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest, and stay away from family and friends as much as possible. 
  • If you come down with flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, and muscle aches, call your Primary Care Physician (PCP). 
  • Please ask your PCP for advice before you come to the hospital. He or she will determine if influenza testing or treatment is necessary.