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How do flu shots help you prepare for flu season?

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Get your flu shot. One of the best ways to help keep the flu away from your house is to make sure your whole family gets vaccinated.

From: Cold and Flu on the Rise? How to Prepare WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/30/2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Preventing the Flu," "Colds and the Flu: Treatment."

Lisa M. Asta, MD, spokeswoman, American Academy of Pediatrics; clinical associate professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco.

CDC: "Key Facts About Influenza (Flu) & the Flu Vaccine," "Wash Your Hands," "Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives," "How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Stop the Spread of Flu," "An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away."

Cohen, S. Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan. 12, 2009.

Harvard Medical School: "Sleep and Health."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Activities for Children Sick at Home."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Preventing the Flu," "Colds and the Flu: Treatment."

Lisa M. Asta, MD, spokeswoman, American Academy of Pediatrics; clinical associate professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco.

CDC: "Key Facts About Influenza (Flu) & the Flu Vaccine," "Wash Your Hands," "Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives," "How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Stop the Spread of Flu," "An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away."

Cohen, S. Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan. 12, 2009.

Harvard Medical School: "Sleep and Health."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Activities for Children Sick at Home."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 30, 2018

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