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September 29, 2012

October hits this week, which means flu season is right around the corner. Are you ready for it?

There are several simple things you can do to try and stay healthy, and one of them is to get a flu shot. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is providing free flu shots at CDPH sites around the city.

cook county real estate“Flu season can be very unpredictable,” said CDPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. “We know that the flu hits every year, but for how long and how bad depends on many factors. The good news is that there are simple steps everyone can take to reduce the risk of getting the flu, including getting vaccinated.

“The annual flu drive is an excellent example of how CDPH strives to help every resident stay healthy. Ensuring Chicagoans have access to life-saving vaccines is a key strategy in Healthy Chicago, the plan to make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation.”

Here are some other things you can do to stay healthy inside and out of your Cook County real estate:

*Wash your hands often with soap and water, and keep an alcohol-based sanitizer on hand for times you don’t have soap or water.

*Regularly clean commonly touched surfaces around your home, such as doorknobs, telephones and remote controls.

*Don’t share anything that goes in the mouth, like cups and straws.

*Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze.

*Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

*Eat healthy, with an emphasis on whole grains, vegetables and fruit.

*Get enough rest and stay physically fit so your body is strong enough to fight off disease.

And get a flu shot. The free CDPH clinics are in different places each day through December 8. Click free Chicago flu shots to find a time and location. For more information, visit cityofchicago.org/health or call 311.

Stay healthy!

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