Protect yourself and your family against the flu. There are simple things you can do to stay healthy this flu season. Start by getting a flu shot.
Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease or COPD you are at high risk for having flu related health problems. Stay healthy this flu season. Call Member Services at 1-888-350-3447 (TTY: 711) Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST to schedule a flu shot today.
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop the Spread of Germs
Remember, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a flu shot each year. Here are other tips that can help you stay healthy this flu season.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick.
If you get the flu, stay home and get plenty of rest and fluids. Staying home can also prevent spreading your illness to others.
- Practice other good health habits.
Wash your hands often. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially when someone is ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Take care of your health.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Source: CDC website.
Be prepared this year; below are resources to help you keep the flu bug away!
CDC Flu Information (PDF)
Flu information from the CDC website
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (PDF) - This soup is hearty and perfect on a cold winter day.
De Pollo y Sopa de Arroz Salvaje (PDF) - Esta sopa es abundante y perfecto en un día frío.
Garden Harvest Soup (PDF) - Adjust the vegetables in this soup based on what you have in your home.
Jardín Sopa de Cosecha (PDF) - Ajustar las verduras en esta sopa en base a lo que tiene en su casa.
For more healthy recipes, visit our Recipes for Good Health page.
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