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Release Date: January 31, 2018

 View Printable News Story  --  Protect yourself and loved ones against the flu by following the simple steps!

Prevent the Spread of the Flu

Protect yourself and loved ones against the flu by following the simple steps below:

Get vaccinated.
• The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older once a year.

Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Use tissues, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes.
• Throw tissue away and wash your hands immediately.
• If you don’t have tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

Wash hands frequently.
• Wet hands with warm water and add soap.
• Scrub for 20 seconds.
• Rinse well and dry with a paper towel. Use a paper towel to turn faucets off and to open restroom doors.
• Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Keep sick people away from healthy people.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid large crowds during the flu season.

Clean commonly shared items.
• Phones, toys, light switches, remote controls, doorknobs, etc.

For more information visit: or contact the Mendham Township Health Department at (973) 543-4555.


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