The single best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu shot each year. But, did you know that clean hand hygiene can also help prevent you and others from getting the flu? Having a clean set of hands and practicing proper hand hygiene can help reduce the spread of germs.
Clean your hands the right way with these handy tips:
• Wash your hands often with soap and clean, running water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Ask your doctor if you can receive flu vaccine in their office or go to a Sharp Community Medical Group
authorized flu vaccine provider. For your convenience, flu vaccine providers are located throughout San Diego County at Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy, Partners Urgent Care, Sharp Coronado Community Pharmacy, Vons Pharmacy sites and MinuteClinic for children ages 18 months to five years old.