Stay healthy this flu season

Keep yourself, your family and your co-workers from suffering serious illness this flu season.

Flu season is back again, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has already reported more than 2.6 million cases, as well as 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 deaths this flu season. Keep yourself, your family and your co-workers from suffering serious illness.

The flu tends to come on suddenly and symptoms are often more intense than the common cold, including

  • Fever and chills (though not everyone with the flu will have a fever)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Headaches
  • General tiredness/fatigue

Protect yourself

  • Get vaccinated every flu season. It’s FREE with Olympic Steel’s wellness plan!
  • Wash your hands frequently (and common surfaces).
  • Cover your cough.

Protect your loved ones

  • Get your flu shot every flu season and protect those with weakened immune systems, those who are too young to be vaccinated, and the elderly. [ Flu vaccines are updated each year to better match viruses expected to be circulating in the U.S.  When enough people are vaccinated, the germs or disease can’t spread as easily from person to person. ]
  • Encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated, too.

Most importantly, if you do think you have the flu, see the doctor and stay home. The CDC suggests staying home until at least 24-hours after a fever (100-degrees or more) is gone.

Learn more at www.cdc.gov/flu.

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