- Health Topics
- Infectious and Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control
- Prevent Illness this Respiratory Season
The HNHU would like to remind you of some healthy habits that prevent germs and infectious diseases from spreading.
Learn them, practice them, and teach them.
Tip # 1
The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older.
Flu shots are available every respiratory season (Nov to March). It is important to get your flu shot every year.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines here
Tip # 2
When you are sick, stay home and rest.
This will help stop the spread of illness.
Tip # 3
One of the most important ways to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands. Our hands can carry germs, so it is important to wash them often, even if they don’t look dirty.
Tip # 4
Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Droplets produced when coughing or sneezing can spread germs to people or surfaces around you. Cover your mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Do not use your hands.
Tip # 5
Clean & Disinfect Commonly Used Surfaces.
Germs can live on surfaces. To prevent the spread of illness, frequently clean the commonly touched surfaces in your home, such as doorknobs, handles, bathrooms and cooking surfaces.