Flu Prevention : About

Ochsner is committed to preventing the spread of the seasonal flu and influenza.

Influenza is thought to spread person-to-person through contact, coughing or sneezing. In addition to getting vaccinated, follow these simple, but important, tips to lower your chances of getting the flu:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away.
  • Wash your hands often with soap or alcohol-based hand cleaners, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

For more information on seasonal flu vaccines, click here.

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