Consider your health during the holidays

Stay home if you're sick

Consider your health during the holidays

Winnipeg Health Region
Published Friday December 31, 2010

The holidays are a time of celebration, of get-togethers with family and friends.

The very possibility of spending time with more people, many of whom you're hugging or touching, puts you at risk for getting sick. Add the stress of a very hectic schedule leading up to the holidays, and you just may find yourself feeling feverish, congested and achy.

That's why the Winnipeg Health Region is reminding you to wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home if you're feeling sick. It may be tempting to visit and keep those plans you made but the best advice is to stay home and take care of yourself if you're feeling under the weather.

If you've already caught the cold or flu bug, please don't share it with others. Make sure to:

  1. Wash your hands often
  2. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  3. Stay home if you're sick

If you have flu-like symptoms and you think you need medical assistance, health officials recommend that you call Health Links - Info Santé at 788-8200, visit Urgent Care or a walk-in clinic.

Thinking about visiting a personal care home or a loved one in hospital?

If you have flu-like symptoms, please stay home until you are feeling better.

Interested in getting your seasonal flu shot?

It's not too late and we encourage you to get immunized. Call your doctor to discuss getting your season flu shot.

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