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Try To Be Prepared For The Coming Flu Season

The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine. Everyone over 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine every year according to the New York state Health department. The campaign slogan says, “Stop the Flu It’s Up to You”. And it really is! Get your flu shot now in the autumn-time and follow all the safety precautions you know so well.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub

Use a mask when around others and use distance between you and others

Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing

Stay at home if you feel sick

Avoid touching your face

The flu shot is the best way to reduce flu illnesses. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic-it is more important than ever to be prepared for the regular flu viruses that are predicted every year. There are many places to get flu shots around the county, your doctor’s offices, pharmacies, and clinics will offer the flu vaccines. The flu vaccine helps make a flu illness less severe, protects others you love like children, older adults, and pregnant Moms.

Consider all the things that help to keep you healthy:

≤ Eating well

≤ Exercising

≤ Taking care of your personal care needs

≤ Taking care of your home

≤ Staying connected to others

≤ All contribute to a total state of health

NY Connects is people-specially trained operators working to understand your needs and inform you, connect you, work with you to get the help you may need during different events in life. We are right in Mayville at the county seat location. It is good to know you can talk to a real person about your needs. We work to Connect you to services in your community that will help you live and feel better ices throughout Chautauqua County that will assist individuals with disabilities in reaching maximum independence and an enriched NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information and assistance. We can help you link to long term services and supports, such as financial benefits, care in your home, health insurance information, transportation and nutrition or food/meals.

Our goal is to help individuals remain in their homes for as long as they can. NY Connects serves older individuals and individuals with disabilities of all ages. We can help families, caregivers, and professionals find community help. When people find us or get a chance to hear what we can help with — they always say, “I wish I had known this before”.

How to use the NY Connects? Call us at 716-753-4582, 716-363-4582, or 716-661-7582. Our e-mail is CCNYC@co.chautauqua.ny.us. The NY Connects Resource Directory www.nyconnects.ny.gov. We can help — that is what we do — for you.

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