Flu season is creeping up on us again. It is important for us to prepare for this annual scourge, as well as evaluate if we are doing enough to prevent ourselves from coming down with illnesses. Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this flu season:


Wash Your Hands Regularly:

Perhaps one of the most important preventative steps we can make is to take our handwashing seriously. This healthy habit ensures that we don’t get ourselves sick or become an unwitting virus carrier. It is recommended that you scrub for at least 15-20 seconds from under your nails all the way up to your wrists (and in some cases, elbows).  Do this any time you come into contact with an infected surface. As per sick manners, try to minimize contact between your hands and face.

Have Your Flu Shots up to Date:

Getting your yearly flu vaccine is of critical importance for children, adults over 50, people with chronic illnesses, and anyone who wants to stay in peak condition during the fall and winter months. Due to adapting strains of the flu there is no surefire way to avoid the flu. However, after receiving a flu shot you protect yourself against several strains of common, slowly adapting flu viruses. Additionally, if you do get sick with any other variants of the flu you should experience milder symptoms than if you opted out of this year’s vaccine. Most medical professionals recommend getting your flu shot by the end of October.

Keep Up a Strong Immune System:

Eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Not only does this keep up your defenses against the flu, but it makes you feel and look great too!

Stock Up on Sick-Day Goods:

Our friends in the lab cannot perfectly predict how the flu will adapt this year. So even with your vaccination, you may still get the flu. Should that ever happen, be sure to have plenty of cans of soup and tea ready as well as sources of vitamin C.

When we are feeling under the weather we enjoy a tea recipe, crafted by one of our own, at Samuel:

Dani’s Immuni-Tea Recipe:

  • 1 bag of Throat Coat tea
  • 1 bag of Echinacea Plus tea
  • 1 bag of Sleepytime tea (optional)
  • 32 oz of Water (hot)
  • 1 Tbsp of Honey
  • 1 tsp of Lemon Juice
  • Makes Multiple Servings
  • Great when served both hot and iced

*Consult your doctor before trying this recipe. Please do not operate heavy machinery if you add Sleepytime tea. 

Appreciate Your Time Not Being Sick:

You never appreciate what you have, until you’ve lost it all. So, go outside, eat up all the sunshine and fresh air you can, spend time with friends or family, and be safe.

By keeping these tips in mind, you don’t need to fear the flu as much as the flu needs to fear you!


About Samuel Staffing

Samuel Staffing is a full-service permanent recruiting staffing agency with a specialized focus on medical recruiting. We work with industry-leading organizations and recruit the most qualified candidates to fill the roles of Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses. Our expert recruiters understand the specific needs of working in the medical field. Feel free to contact us if you are looking expand your practice or fill an open position.

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