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Are you worried about flu season?

Understanding when you’re contagious is key to preventing the spread of illness in the workplace.

Contrary to common myths, being contagious doesn’t just depend on the number of days you’ve had the virus. If you’re still experiencing symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and watering eyes, you’re still contagious. It’s best to stay home to avoid spreading the virus to others.

Two important considerations:

  1. You can start spreading the virus about 24 hours before you even notice symptoms. Viruses are smart, they adapt to survive and spread, making it crucial to take preventive measures early.
  2. You are most contagious when your symptoms are at their peak. That’s when you feel the worst and when the virus is most easily transmitted.

Studies have shown that getting the flu shot reduces the risk of contracting the virus by 40% to 60%. Even if you still get the flu, the vaccine can help reduce the severity of symptoms. Life Care offers flu vouchers redeemable at over 400 locations nationwide. Learn more about flu prevention and vaccination here:

Stay healthy and keep your workplace safe!

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