Thursday, January 3, 2019

Flu Prevention 101 - #GetVaccinated #FightFlu @DonnaFaz

According to the Center for Disease Control, the best thing you can do to prevent contracting seasonal flu is to get the flu vaccine. However, the vaccine doesn’t always work. My husband and I were both vaccinated, and as I write this article, I am healthy while he is in bed with the flu. But I still believe the vaccine helped him; he is beginning to feel better at day five of the virus and the average sick time for the flu is ten to fourteen days so the vaccine seems to have shortened his illness somewhat.

The CDC offers a list of other things you can do to avoid the flu.

1.      Avoid close contact with those who have the flu.
2.    Stay home when you are sick.
3.    Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
4.    Wash your hands often!
5.     Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
6.    Clean and disinfect surfaces in the home, at work, and at school.

If you’d like to read more, you can find the CDC’s full recommendations here.

Do you have any home remedies for flu, colds, and coughs? I have heard that drinking hot lemonade helps. I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Wishing you a healthy New Year!

~  ~  ~  ~  ~

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have won awards and have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her work is available in paperback, audiobooks, and ebooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play. Learn more about her at her blog, check out her books, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest. She loves to hear from readers.


  1. These are all great suggestions, Donna. I have a large cup of hot water and lemon every day. Hopefully it helps, as I haven't had the flu in a long time.

    1. Josie, keeps sipping! Thank you for stopping by.

  2. We got our flu shots this year, and so far so good. My poor hands are chapped from washing. I keep putting on lotion, but the next thing you know I have to wash them. I'm glad to be home and cold and flu free after traveling for Christmas. Planes are a known place to contract viruses. I carry a pack of sanitizing wipes with me now, and I wipe down the tray table because tests have shown it to be one of the worst places for germs on the plane.

    1. My son uses a product called O'Keefes when his hands get chapped. I catch a cold almost every time I fly somewhere. Ugh. Thanks for leaving a comment, Merrillee.

  3. Great advice! I've been getting flu shots ever since my son was young because if his asthma. But he'allergic and can't take it. I've had it every year. The year, I didn't get it, I had a 106.5 temp and four months later, I had a seizure. Thanks for the post.