The American Lung Association is making it easier for people to get their seasonal flu shot this year with the availability of its 2009-2010 Flu Clinic Locator. The largest online directory of public seasonal influenza vaccination clinics is now available at flucliniclocator.org.
This easy-to-use online resource is searchable by zip code. It also provides the option to set up an appointment e-mail reminder and to sign up for influenza-specific updates throughout the season.
In the meantime, there are some measures you can take to protect yourself from both seasonal and H1N1 flu:
• Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap. Sing the birthday song twice to make certain you have washed long enough.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Stay out of large crowns.
• Cough into your sleeve.
• Don’t go to work or school if you are sick.
For further information about influenza, call the American Lung Association at 1-800-LUNG USA, and select option 2.