PRE­VEN­TION

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

“The flu shot cuts your chances of catch­ing the flu by at least half, so it’s some­thing ev­ery­one over the age of six months should con­sider do­ing ev­ery year,” Macart­ney says. On top of that, the same hy­giene rules ap­ply as with a com­mon cold: wash your hands reg­u­larly, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and avoid peo­ple who are sick. “Do­ing all of these things to­gether of­fers you the best de­fence against catch­ing the flu,” she adds.

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