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Flu Prevention

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As colder weather approaches and we head into the Fall and Winter seasons, it's important to prepare for flu season. Getting the flu vaccine in addition to other basic preventive measures can greatly reduce the risk of you and your family members coming down with the flu. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October if possible, however vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later.

Flu Prevention Tips

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you're sick. Avoid contact with others when they are sick.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough, and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Get the flu shot, everyone 6 months or older should be vaccinated.
  • Clean and sanitize your surfaces at home, work and school.
  • Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of fluids, eat healthy and stay active.
  • Avoid going outdoors during extreme conditions.

Upcoming Flu Vaccine Clinics

WPS/HHS Flu Vaccine Partnership

The Worcester Public School Department of Nursing in coordination with the Worcester Department of Health and Human Services will be holding flu clinics throughout the district. We invite all students to participate in this city-wide flu vaccination initiative. These clinics are on-going September - December.

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Fight the Flu Campaign

Hear from local folks about why they chose to get the flu vaccine this year. The reasons are various, their voices are unique, some are long time flu vacciners and others are first-timers but these Worcester community members have one thing in common: they all received a flu vaccine this year!

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