An already bad flu season is getting worse across the United States, federal health officials said Friday, and it seams to be hitting the elderly hardest. CDC says 30 states have high influenza activity including Illinois. More than 5,000 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized. Here are some helpful tips on avoiding the worst flu in a decade (it sound’s way scarier than it is). When you get a flu shot it takes 6 seeks to be fully active and getting the vaccine doesn't guarantee you won’t get the flu it will make the out come better if you do get it. That said it is still highly recommended that you go get one. Winnebago County Health Department still has flu vaccines available just call (815) 720-4264 to make an appointment to get yours today. If you prefer to go to the Boone County Health Department then you can call (815)544-2951 and make an appointment or head over there to the walk in clinic on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. In the mean time try getting adequate sleep, drinking plenty of water and stick with your regular exercise routine. If you sneeze use a tissue or the crook of your elbow. Wash your hands, both sides, between your fingers and under your nails. You can wash with whatever kind of soap you like just keep in mind that the flu is a viruses and you can’t expect antibacterial soap to keep you from catching the flu. Don’t pretend you are not sick and go to work for two reasons, one you are probably not doing your best work if you don’t feel up to par and two you wouldn't want to work next to someone with the flu so don’t do that to your co-workers. The company will be able to survive without you for a day or two and your boss will thank you for not getting a bunch of other people sick too. While there is no research that shows vitamin C will keep you healthy drinking a glass of orange juice or eating a few cuties can’t hurt either. Lastly don’t panic if you do get the flu most healthy people will recover from the flu.
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