Tips to be prepared for flu season

Flu season is rapidly approaching./Danielle Ledbetter 

Flu season is right around the corner. It’s important to take some precautionary steps to avoiding the virus.

In the weeks leading up to the season, there are many things you can do to protect yourself.

Nurse Practitioner, Betsy Diaz, says, “One of the main things people can do to prevent the flu is that if you are sick you need to stay at home avoid other people during that time that you’re sick with symptoms.”

She says it’ s also important to get vaccinated.

Babies and people over 65 are most vulnerable to the flu and should get vaccinated yearly.

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