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6 ways to avoid the flu

6 ways to avoid the flu

While it can happen any time of year, you’re more likely to catch the flu over the cooler months. To help keep you happy and healthy this flu season, we’ve put together six simple tips to give you the best chance of avoiding the flu this year.

1. Get your flu shot

The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year.

Keeping all our members in the best of health is important to us, that’s why Health Partners members Australia-wide can claim their flu shot. Click here to find out how.

2. Regularly wash your hands

Washing your hands with warm water and soap will help protect you from germs and other nasties. If you’re out and about, bring with you an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

3. Cover your mouth and nose

When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a tissue to help prevent spreading the flu or other respiratory illnesses. Remember to bin your tissues after use.

4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Germs are often spread when a person touches something contaminated and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth – that’s why it’s so important to regularly wash your hands.

5. Clean and disinfect surfaces

Clean frequently touched surfaces like your keyboard, telephone and door handles, especially when someone’s sick.

6. Keep your distance

If you can, try avoiding close contact with anyone that’s sick. If you can’t, just remember to follow the first five steps.

Get a free flu shot

This year, we’re excited to offer free flu shots to members for the first time.

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