If you haven’t gotten the flu, then your roommate or someone you know probably has.
In order to prevent the flu, get a flu vaccine. This is the first thing that you should do to prevent the flu. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination.
These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
Not all students have the resources to get the vaccine, or they just don’t get one at all. In that case, here are some other ways individuals can prevent the flu:
Eat healthy and drink plenty. This one seems too simple, but it is so important. Let water be your best friend. Take it with you everywhere you go.
The combination of eating healthy and drinking plenty will help sustain students and keep them in the best possible condition. Plus, it will help them keep a clear head.
Rebecca Patterson is a sophomore, and she has implemented this habit into her life.
“Drinking lots of water just makes you feel better in general every day. It’s important to stay healthy and drinking water because there are so many germs around campus right now. I seriously keep my water bottle with me everywhere I go.”
Students should also wash hands frequently. Washing hands will continually eliminate germs from students’ lives.
Unfortunately, even with all the hand washing, students may not be able to eliminate all germs. So to be safe, they should keep their hands off!
Eliminating stress will also help students prevent the flu.
Taylor Robinson, a Snow sophomore, suggests, “Get little things out of the way. (Things) like returning your library book that’s overdue, make your bed, or do your dishes. Just little things that help eliminate stress from your life, and not only will you be less stressed, but you’ll feel better too!”
These are all ways to prevent the flu or other sicknesses from coming into Snow College students’ lives. If all else fails and you still get sick, there are plenty of people around that would be more than willing to help, just ask!