It’s worth noting that there are other ways to protect yourself and others from the flu beyond just getting a flu shot. Here are some additional steps you can take:
Wash your hands frequently
One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu is to wash your hands frequently, especially after touching your face, blowing your nose, or coming into contact with respiratory secretions. By washing your hands, make sure to use running water and soap.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. This can help prevent respiratory droplets from spreading to others.
Stay home when you're sick
If you’re feeling sick, it’s important to stay home and avoid contact with others as much as possible. This can help prevent the spread of the flu to others.
Avoid close contact with sick individuals
Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if you are in a high-risk group.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, countertops, and light switches, to help reduce the spread of the flu.
By following these steps in addition to getting a flu shot, you can help protect yourself and others from the flu and its complications.
About The Author
Meet Dr. Mea Ramos, Clinical Director of Eva Teleconsult. With a Doctor of Medicine and Master in Business Administration degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University, Dr. Ramos is a highly qualified physician who is also certified in Clinical Telemedicine from Harvard Medical School. She is a life-long learner and graduate of SMIC Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture program. As a mentor to medical students and doctors-in-training, Dr. Ramos is dedicated to promoting health and wellness through telemedicine, mental health, and holistic wellness.
At Eva Teleconsult, Dr. Ramos is known for providing personalized, high-quality care to patients of all ages, but particularly to women between the ages of 12 and 55. With a special interest in women’s health and a passion for helping her patients achieve optimal health, Dr. Ramos is the go-to physician for women in BGC, Makati, Alabang, and the expat community. Whether you’re seeking tele consultations, counseling, or home vaccination services, Dr. Ramos and the team at Eva Teleconsult are here to help you feel your best. Upgrade your healthcare experience with Dr. Ramos and Eva Teleconsult today.