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THE FLU CAN AFFECT YOU, TOO

Timing is unpredictable

Flu Season can start as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

FLU SEASON PEAKS DEC–MAR1
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NEW THIS FLU SEASON

Only injectable flu shots are recommended1

Updated vaccines to better match circulating viruses1

There are new vaccines on the market1

Changes to recommended vaccines for people with egg allergies1

Get prepared for your flu season

Fact

CDC recommends pregnant women to get the flu shot2

You can catch the flu virus more than once a year

Fiction

Flu shots can cause the flu

January is too late to get the flu vaccine2

Cold weather causes the flu

DID YOU KNOW?

Each year, the flu leads to
31.4
million
outpatient visits2
About
200,000
Hospitalizations2
Over
$87million
lost
in economic burden2
Missed workdays2

WHAT’S YOUR FLU-PROOF PLAN?

QUICK TIPS from Cardinal Health Clinicians

Boost your immunity.

Because of the demands clinicians face, focus on finding ways to eat a healthy, balanced diet on the go. Look for ways to reduce stress and make sure to get the rest you need.

Don't be a martyr.

If you’re sick, stay home. You should take care of yourself during the flu season, too. If you get the flu virus, take the time and get the rest you need to improve your health.

Separate your scrubs.

Keep your scrubs in a separate laundry basket, and wash them separately. It’s important to take extra precautions during flu season to avoid spreading germs.

Prepare for the peak.

Healthcare professionals need to get the flu vaccine, too. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated in early fall.2 Additionally, make sure you have enough of the product you need to get you through the season.

1 Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2016-2017 Influenza Season. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.html. Accessed October 2016.
2 Flu Season: How CDC Helps Protect Your Employees and Your Business. CDC Foundation. Available at:http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/flu-prevention. Accessed October 2016.

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