Flu shots available on Sept. 8

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Flu shots available on Sept. 8

Flu shots will be available at the local health department beginning Sept. 8.

For more information, call the health department at 338-4400 or contact your medical provider. Tips to prevent the flu:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners may also be effective.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

• If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

• If you get sick with the flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from making them sick.

• Get the recommended seasonal flu vaccine.