Protecting You and Your Family During Flu Season 

With winter fully entrenched and flu season on the rise, the ability to protect your family starts with the proper tips that includes taking the flu vaccine and other sensible precautions. California has one of the highest flu rates in the United States. Here are some tips to protect you and your family during flu season.

Distance Is Important

One of the best ways to stay safe is maintaining a proper distance between you and those who are sick. The further away you are, the less likely the virus can travel to you. 

Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Mouth, or Nose

The most common way for the flu virus to enter is through the openings in your eyes, nose, and mouth. The most common method of entry is when the virus is on your fingers, and you touch around these openings which lets the virus inside. By avoiding contact, you can greatly reduce the chances of this occurring. 

Wash Your Hands Frequently

By keeping your hands clean and sanitized, the virus may be destroyed even before you touch your eyes, mouth, or nose. Keep hand sanitizer nearby, wash your hands with soap and water when using the bathroom and before meals or snacks. 

Stay Home

By staying away from others, you will not spread the flu to them.. Remember that the flu is often spread after the worst of it has passed, so utilize sick days so your body can shed the virus before it can infect others.

Cover Your Nose & Mouth

A mask may not prevent the flu from striking, but it can greatly reduce the chances that you spread the flu to others. If you must go out to get groceries, medications, or to see your doctor, then wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when out in public. 

You can also reduce the symptoms by drinking plenty of fluids, taking Vitamin C, and getting the latest flu vaccine. 

Get Vaccinated

By getting the latest flu vaccine, you can reduce your chances of suffering from the symptoms associated with the virus. While the latest vaccine may not be optimized to fight off the latest version of the flu, it can help reduce the symptoms so your body can ward off and get rid of the flu sooner. Keep in mind that you are still infected and contagious, so take the proper steps to protect others. 

 

To protect your family from the flu, you must follow sensible tips and get the latest flu vaccine. By doing so, you can keep your family healthier and happier during this time of the year. 

Contact Brickley Environmental Today 

With numerous dangers facing your home or business, calling the professionals at Brickley Environmental is a good place to start. We offer our knowledge and experience along with the tools to detect and remove infestations of various types. The services provided by Brickley Environmental include the following. 

  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Mold Remediation
  • Lead-Based Paint Removal 
  • Demolition 
  • Hazardous Waste Removal

If you are facing any of these issues, call Brickley Environmental today. Our friendly, courteous staff will take your call and answer your questions, so you can make the best-informed decision about what to do next. At Brickley Environmental, we are here to help you.