People share their favorite precautionary measures for avoiding the flu


This continues to be a particularly bad year for the flu.

Doctors say there’s still time to get a flu shot.

But many people have their own favorite precautionary measures for avoiding the flu, which they are eager to share.

“Washing my hands constantly and using hand sanitizer,” said Michele Williams of Flushing. “I work at Doctor’s Urgent Care, so I’m constantly going around with vitamin C cough drops.”

“I pretty much just stay home,” said Magdalena Colon of Wheeling. “Just the basics, I mean, just washing your hands, covering your mouth when you sneeze, wiping down whatever you touch periodically.”

“We always get our flu shots every year, and that’s just about it,” said Arleen Reynolds of St. Clairsville. 

“Well, our family has actually all had the flu already!” chuckled Andrea Baldwin of St. Clairsville. “So we are all just making sure we wash our hands, we don’t drink out of water fountains and we sanitize shopping cart handles to hopefully not get round two of it. And we take our vitamins!”

“We get a flu shot and wash our hands whenever we come inside from outside,” noted John Reynolds of St. Clairsville.

“Well, I’m washing my hands constantly, and I sneeze into my arm,” said Trisha Mamula of Cadiz. “And I try to wear gloves if I shake hands. I try to avoid shaking hands, but if I do, I have my gloves on.”

Doctors say if you have a fever, stay home until your temperature has been back to normal for 24 hours.

And be sure to wash your hands and cover your cough.

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