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Get Vaccinated
The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. The U.S. 2010-2011 influenza vaccine will protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against influenza each season. Vaccine manufacturers are predicting an ample supply of influenza vaccine for the upcoming 2010-2011 U.S. influenza season. Learn more.

Good Hygiene
Developing good personal hygiene habits will help prevent sickness throughout the year as well as during a pandemic. Learning healthy behavior in advance will help make life during a pandemic a little more manageable. Find out more.

If you do get the flu, contact your doctor for treatment advice. Get more information.

Food Safety
You can not get the flu from eating properly handled and prepared food, such as pork or poultry and eggs. However, it is always best to practice safe food handling and preparation procedures every day. Find out how.

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