Good health isn't contagious. Influenza is. Chances are, you don't want influenza anymore than your loved ones do.
Getting your influenza immunization every season is the single most effective way to protect yourself from influenza.
All Albertans six months of age & older should be immunized each season.
Protect yourself. Protect others. Get immunized. Why Chance It?
Cover your cough:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.
If you don’t have a tissue, always cough or sneeze into your arm, not into your hands.
Throw away tissues after wiping your nose or covering a cough, and wash your hands.
Clean your hands:
Using soap and warm water, wash your hands thoroughly and often, including after coughing, sneezing, using tissues or the washroom, and before eating or preparing foods.
Alcohol-based hand rub or sanitizer can also be helpful if hands are not visibly soiled.
Make a point of keeping hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
Stay home when sick:
If you have symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, headache and extreme tiredness, stay home from work, school, daycare, or any social function.
Please also refrain from visiting family, friends or loved ones in hospitals, care facilities or seniors lodges, until you have fully recovered from any illness.