It’s flu season again, and the Cleveland Department of Public Health would like to remind Clevelanders about the importance of getting a flu shot and flu prevention.
There are simple things you can do to protect yourself from the flu. Practice good hand-washing techniques and wash your hands often.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. If you should become ill, follow-up with your physician and make sure to take any antiviral medications that are prescribed.
The best way to prevent getting the flu is to get a flu shot. The health centers of the Cleveland Department of Public Health are currently offering flu vaccines at the following locations:
1) J. Glen Smith Health Center
11100 St. Clair Avenue
Every Tuesday 8:30-11:30am
2) Miles/Broadway Health Center
9127 Miles Avenue
Every Wednesday 8:30-11:30am
3) McCafferty Health Center
4242 Lorain Avenue
Every Friday 8:30-11:30am
Visit www.clevelandfluandyou.org for more information about flu prevention and education. For more information about our flu clinics, visit http://www.clevelandhealth.org/network/health/influenza.php
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