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Take 3 Steps to Fight Flu

NFID supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Take 3 campaign to help protect individuals and communities against influenza (flu).

1. Get an annual flu vaccine

An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the 2021-2022 flu season to protect yourself and those around you from flu, and to help reduce additional strain on healthcare systems.

2. Practice healthy habits

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with sick people
  • Wear a mask when you go out in public and practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart)

3. Take flu antiviral drugs if prescribed

  • If you do have flu symptoms, call your healthcare professional as soon as possible, as flu antivirals may be prescribed to treat your illness
  • Flu antiviral drugs can help make illness milder, shorten the time you are sick, and may also prevent serious flu-related complications

During the 2021-2022 flu season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.

Use these graphics to help spread the word about flu prevention and treatment:

October 2021

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