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The Daily Shot's Advice on Cold and Flu Prevention
Add this to your regimen of daily shots: a flu shot!
The FDA, concerned about recent reports of widespread influenza, says it is not too late to get the vaccination and anyone over 6 months of age should get the flu shot! Moms-to-be will not only protect themselves against influenza, but some of their immunity will pass to the baby in-utero as well.
Looking for other quick tips for avoiding cold and flu while trying to conceive or pregnant? The CDC recommends a few simple steps to stay germ-free:
- Keep your distance from others who are sick. Encourage them to cover their cough.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. Hand sanitizer is a good alternative in the absence of soap and water.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking lots of clear fluids and juices packed with vitamin C will help your immune system.
- Clean shared work stations. Use a sanitizing wipe to clean your phone receiver, keyboard, and mouse. Don’t look at that wipe when you’re done. Trust us. It will be gross…don’t say we didn’t warn you!
You can learn more about the flu shot and how to prevent the spread of viruses by checking out Fertility Authority’s Protecting Yourself against Cold and Flu During Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy