‘Tis the Season to Call in Sick


Avoid catching the crud by taking extra precautions at work. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related conditions each year.

To keep yourself and your co-workers healthy, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

1.  Get a flu vaccine

This will protect you from the three most common viruses that have been identified this year. Urge your co-workers to get one, too.

2.  Use good hygiene practices

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and avoid touching your face. Regularly disinfect common areas, like the break room and doorknobs, with sanitizing wipes.

3.  If you get sick, stay home

If you think you have the flu, call in sick for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.

What tips do you have to keep from spreading germs to friends, family and co-workers?

This blog post was originally published in the January 2014 edition of Baylor Health Magazine.

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‘Tis the Season to Call in Sick