Flurona Season: Prevention Tips

Use these tips and resources to protect yourself and others from COVID and the flu.

on October 1, 2023

Haven’t you heard? There’s a new season approaching called FLURONA! The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and flu cases are on the rise again. Either of these contagious illnesses can cause mild to severe symptoms, and at times can lead to hospitalization. 

CCI Health Services is here to help you prepare and stay safe. Practice the following prevention tips for a Flurona free season!

Get vaccinated.

According to the CDC, the single best way to reduce the risk of COVID and the seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated each year. COVID and flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses and hospitalizations.

Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Other tips:

Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Avoid close contact.

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 possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


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CCI Health Services can help you prepare for this season by getting vaccinated against the flu and COVID. Read about each vaccine, what it costs, and how to schedule your appointment.