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.