Tips on Preventing the Flu
Helmut Albrecht, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine,
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
Vaccination is especially important people at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older
Everyday Preventive Methods
- Keep your hands away from your face (avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth)
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it
- Use hand sanitizer
- Avoid contact closer than six feet with people who are sneezing and coughing
- Stock up on dry pasta or soup that can be warmed at home in the event you start feeling ill
For more information, contact our Infectious Disease expert or call (803) 540-1000. You can also visit the Center for Disease Control 2009 H1N1 website.