Take Steps to Protect Yourself & Others From the Flu This Season
The flu is spread
when you breathe air from the respiratory tract of someone who has the flu.
For example: Somebody near you coughs or sneezes and you breathe in droplets from their cough or sneeze
By direct contact with respiratory droplets
For example: Somebody sneezes into their hand and touches a door knob,~hand rail, telephone, etc.~and then you touch the object.
Now your hand has the virus on it and if you touch your eyes, nose~or mouth the~virus can get into your body and make you sick
To protect yourself, and others, from the flu it's important to:
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (be sure to throw away any used tissues)
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Wash your hands often
Ledge Light Health District suggests the links below for additional information:
Basic information about Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Information about the Flu vaccine
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Ledge Light Health District host a free flu clinic for children (over the age of 6 months) and adults.
The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LLHD office, 216 Broad Street in New London.
No appointment is necessary.
Flu shots will be available on a first come,~first served basis.~
Even though how well the vaccine works does vary from year to year, the flu vaccine remains the single best tool we have in preventing flu infections, flu-related hospitalizations, and flu-related deaths.
Following other basic healthy habits like cleaning your hands often with warm soapy water or an alcohol-based sanitizer, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth, and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze can also help prevent the spread of flu.