Seasonal Flu Information
SEASONAL FLU VACCINE 2013-2014
** Current Flu Clinics are booked through the end of November. Pending availablility of vaccine, more clinics will be scheduled in December. Check back after the first of the month to look for new clinic dates.**
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Howard County Health Department Ascend One Building
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045
12:00p.m. - 3:30p.m
For questions, please call 410-313-7500
Seasonal Flu Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick? Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
- Get your seasonal flu shot early this fall.
- If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from getting sick. People with the flu should stay away from others for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-lowering medicine.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Make sure to put used tissues in the trash after one use.
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. Alcohol-based hand cleaners like Purell also work.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Germs spread this way.
- Get plenty of sleep, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Tips for Staying Healthy (in English)
Tips for Staying Healthy (in Korean)
Tips for Staying Healthy (in Spanish)
What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?
Washing your hands often helps protect you from germs.
Use soap and warm water when you wash your hands. Wash for 15 to 20 seconds. Have your child sing two verses of “Happy Birthday” to allow for enough time.
When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand wipes or gel may be used. You can find them in many supermarkets and drugstores. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands.