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Know the basics of flu prevention
Because of the flu vaccine shortage, it is even more important this year to emphasize with patients the basic of good health habits that can help prevent the spread of flu. "The most important things the individuals in the community can do are the ones everyone’s grandmother told them to do," says Keri K. Hall, MD, assistant professor in the department of internal medicine, division of infectious diseases, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Here are some of the points that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says the public should know: