Don't let the flu bug you

Don't let the flu bug you

Don't let the flu ruin your plans

Don’t put your happiness at risk

You’ve never been busier. You’ve got so much to do and so many places to see. And you don’t want anything to get in the way of your plans with your partner, friends, children, or grandchildren. The last thing you want to do is to have to cancel!

The flu is not just a cold. And this is especially true if you’re over 65: not only is it tougher to suffer through, but the flu can also lead to complications. Find out more and make sure to protect yourself. 

Take the flu seriously

Prevention

Make sure the flu doesn't spoil your day!

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Rest

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Cover mouth

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Throw
tissues

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Don't touch

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Clean

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Wash Hands

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Avoid Crowds

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Vaccinate

Take the flu seriously

Symptoms

Could the flu already be bugging you?

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Headache

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Fatigue

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Cough

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Runny/stuffy
nose

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Fever

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Sore throat

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Muscle pain

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Chills

Then you can laugh at it

Then you can laugh at it
Give your friends a smile and a warning at the same time!

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