I’m sure with the cold holiday season, everyone has heard the sneezing and coughing through the hallways. Worst of all, some people don’t remember to cover their mouths, allowing their germs to spread further. Next thing you know, germs spread across the room and everyone in your class is sniffling and getting up from their desks to get tissues to blow their nose. However, this can be prevented by a good flu vaccine and it’s best if you get it before flu season, which is December through March. It’s easy to catch the flu, so there are tips to avoid to prevent it from spreading.
For one, wash your hands with warm water and soap. Additionally, use tissues instead of your sleeve as tissues trap germs when you sneeze or cough, but your sleeves don’t. Also, try to avoid close contact with any peers or family members because the flu is easily contagious– as a matter of fact, stay home and rest to avoid spreading your illness to anyone around you at school, especially if you don’t cover your mouth. Finally, get a flu vaccine before flu season, wash your hands with warm water and soap, use tissues if necessary, avoid close contact to people instead stay home and relax, and the most important one, cover your mouths when you sneeze or cough. Don’t let the germs spread.