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6 Tips for Avoiding the Flu

Posted Sep 28 2009 10:05pm

head cold We are always very careful, but Ray and I are taking extra measures this year to protect our kiddos from both the seasonal flu and H1N1. It’s also important that we don’t forget about ourselves, though, and Walgreens is making it easy!

This flu season, Walgreens has taken a leadership role in flu prevention. Seventy-five percent of their pharmacists are now certified to immunize, and in-store flu shots are ony $24.99 (which may be covered by insurance plans as well as Medicare Part B).

Find a Walgreens near you where you can get your flu shot AND don’t forget to follow these simple, everyday tips to help prevent catching or spreading the flu ::

  • Make sure your kiddos know to cover their mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your kiddos hands often and be sure you wash yours with warm, soapy water for 10-15 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after sneezing or coughing.
  • Keep all living areas clean by using household disinfectants, and sanitize surfaces with bleach or alcohol. This is especially important when it comes to the household items that are most-often used, like your telephone, computer keyboard, and remotes.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and rest.
  • Remind yourself and your family members to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Walgreens was gracious enough to give me a $25 gift card to go get my flu shot and have also given me one to give to a From Dates to Diapers reader.  Since flu shots are only $24.99 at Walgreens, you could go get a flu shot for free if you win!

Here’s how to enter to win ::

  • Leave me your best tips for avoiding the flu.
  • Share this giveaway with others via Facebook or your own blog. Include this link – http://bit.ly/174lqI – and then leave me a comment with a link to your status update or post.
  • Tweet the following message and leave me a comment with a link to your tweet :: I entered to win a $25 Walgreens gift card, so I can get my flu shot! http://bit.ly/174lqI #D2Dgvwy

A winner will be chosen on October 15th, at midnight (pst), and will be notified by email.

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