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Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University Extension

Flu Season is Here!

Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator

The easiest way to protect against the flu, the Ohio Department of Health reminds, is to get a seasonal flu vaccine every year! Some good flu prevention practices include:

  • Get a seasonal flu vaccine
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your cough
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Stay away from those who are sick when possible
  • Stay home if you get sick and keep sick children home from school or day care

For more information about the flu you can visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website page covering the area at www.odh.ohio.gov/seasonalinfluenza, or the CDC’s flu section at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/.