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Get the Shot, Not the Flu.

Five easy steps to stay healthy during the flu season:

  1. Get your flu shots!

    Getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older. Some people may require two doses of the seasonal flu shot. Please contact your doctor for more information.

    Flu shots are most important for people at high risk and their close contacts. High risk people include:

    • Pregnant women
    • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
    • Adults 65 years of age and older
    • People with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, obesity or heart disease
    • People who have a weakened immune system, such as from medications or HIV infection
  2. Where can I get the flu shot?

    • Check with your doctor first.
    • Call the Health Choice Utah Member Services department to learn more about where you can get flu shots. Call our toll-free line at 877-358-8797.
  3. Clean hands save lives!

    • Wash your hands often to protect yourself from germs.
    • It is best to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
    • When water is not available alcohol-based hand wipes or sanitizers work well too.
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. This is how germs can spread.
    • Click here for more tips on hand washing.
  4. Limit your contact with sick people.

    • Healthy people can infect others one day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after onset of illness.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissue or the bend of your elbow.
    • People at high risk for developing serious complications from the flu should avoid close contact with household members who are sick.
    • Mothers who are breastfeeding should continue to nurse their babies while being treated for the flu.

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