January 30, 2020

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Learn what symptoms to look out for and tips to stay healthy during this flu season.

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Get a flu shot at your doctor’s office, pharmacy or from your Landmark provider (Landmark supplies are limited).

Take steps to help avoid the flu. Practice good health habits during flu season:

  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid people who are sick and wear a face mask when around someone sick, if possible
  • Drink plenty of fluids, unless you have restrictions from your doctor
  • Get enough sleep

Watch for flu symptoms and call Landmark (if applicable) or your primary care physician if you experience:

  • High fever (above 102°F)
  • More fatigue than usual
  • Nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
  • Productive cough (with mucus)
  • Pain or pressure in the abdomen or chest
  • Inability to urinate, or unusually dark urine

The sooner you start flu treatment, the more likely it will be effective.