Tips to avoid the flu this winter

?????????• Getting vaccinated with influenza vaccine is recommended annually, even if you were vaccinated the year before

• Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water with an alcoholbased hand cleaner to stop the spread of infection

• Avoid touching your nose, eyes or mouth

• If possible, avoid contact with people who are sick and don’t share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels and other personal items

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

• Get plenty of sleep

• Eat a range of colourful fruit and vegetables to ensure you are getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep healthy

• Avoid or limit alcohol as it can impair our white blood cells’ ability to combat viruses for up to 24 hours after you drink

• Stay hydrated

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