Rocky Boy Health Center Public Health Department would like to share the following information to ensure community safety and education. Please visit often and review any educational materials you would like.
Since flu season is right around the corner, it is important to start taking preventative measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that influenza has annually resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses.
Here are five easy tips for avoiding the flu this year.
Flu Vaccine-the most significant preventative step you can take is to get a flu shot each year.
Keep your hands clean - Given how contagious the flu is, it is important to keep your hands clean as you are touching elevators, doorknobs and other such objects made for public use. Hand sanitizers can be used once or twice a day but the best and most recommended method is to wash your hands regularly.
Good coughing etiquette - Sneezing or coughing out loud will fill the air with aerosols and droplets. Some of those can hang around for a significant amount of time after you've coughed. People should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and correctly dispose of the tissue.
Antiviral Drugs - Flue antiviral drugs are prescription medications (they are not available over the counter). Doctors may prescribe them for someone wh o is already infected, they may also be prescribed as a preventative form of treatment.
Diet and Exercise - Keeping your immune system in good shape can reduce the chance of getting infected and can reduce the severity of illness if you do catch the flu. Exercise is an immune booster.
Flu Shots are available at the Rocky Boy Health Center.
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TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WE ARE CLOSED on TUESDAY - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mission Statement: The Rocky Boy Health Board is committed to provide, maintain, and improve the highest quality of health care delivery systems in the spirit of Self-Governance and Self-Determination. The Rocky Boy Health Board recognizes and respects the holistic and unique structure of the Chippewa Cree and will remain dedicated to their health needs.