Seasonal Flu – Tips & Advice

Evangelical Community Hospital is dedicated to providing up-to-date information on the seasonal flu. Most importantly:

  • How to stay healthy
  • How to prevent the spread
    • Staying home when appropriate
    • Proper hygiene
    • How to get a flu shot

Our flu clinic schedule is updated often throughout flu season. Find a location near you.

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

  • Stay informed.
    The CDC website is a good resource and will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
    • View the proper technique for hand washing.
    • Use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
    •  Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.