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Colts Neck Health Department Releases Seasonal Flu Tips

New Jersey is experiencing widespread flu activity this year.

The Colts Neck Health Department is offering tips to residents to avoid disaster this flu season. 

The department released a tip sheet, letting residents know the department is monitoring the spread of the flu closely.

To avoid the flu:

  • Cover our mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Get a flu vaccination

Flu symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills 
  • fatigue

The department recommends anyone with the flu stay home at least 24 extra hours after symptoms disappear, to avoid further contamination and spreading.

The CDC recomments everyone over 6 months of age get a flu vaccination. According to the tip sheet, those with the vaccination are 62 percent less likely to visit a doctor due to illness from the flu.

To find a flu shot near you, visit the Patch flu shot locator.

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