How to Prepare for the Upcoming Flu Season
Australia has experienced its worst flu season on record, with more than two and half times more cases than usual. This means the UK can expect its worst flu season since the pandemic in 2009. Australia and New Zealand’s flu season is a strong indicator of what’s to come in the UK.
The NHS is bracing itself for an influx of patients. Last winter, they experienced some of the longest recorded waiting times. The NHS is warning that this year’s predicted flu season means hospital and GP waiting times will be even longer.
Try your best to stay healthy this winter. Here are some tips for preventing and preparing for the flu to make sure you don't end up in the waiting room.
Preparing for the flu season:
Get a flu vaccination
Drink lots of liquid
Disinfect things you often use or touch, like your mobile phone
Stock up on disinfectant & antibacterial soaps
Preventing the flu:
Avoid contact with infected people
Take flu medication if you've been exposed to an infected person
Wash your hands regularly, especially before eating
Avoid touching your face, specifically your eyes, nose or mouth
Stay hydrated, drink lots of liquid
You can order flu medication online.