Tips to avoid getting sick or spreading germs
Here are some tips to avoid getting sick or spreading germs to others during flu season.
-- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. If water is not nearby, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
-- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs can spread this way.
-- As much as possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-- If you have a fever or feel ill, stay home
Other helpful links:
-- Flu manners
The Boston Public Health Commission is urging people to contact their primary care doctor to get a flu vaccination, which can be administered as a shot or as a nasal spray. Everyone six months and older should be vaccinated against influenza. Boston residents that need help finding where to get vaccinated can contact the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline at 617-635-4500 after hours.