A seasonal flu vaccination is the single best way to prevent you from getting the illness. Experts recommend that you get a seasonal flu shot to stay healthy and be better able to fight off infection of any kind. As flu season approaches, the company's wellness program is offering free flu shots (based upon availability of the vaccine) to employees, retirees and spouses.
2012 Flu Shot Schedule - LG&E (PDF)
2012 Flu Shot Schedule - KU/ODP (PDF)
In the meantime, practice the following flu prevention measures and encourage these healthy habits among family members.
- Get a flu shot.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, preferably with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Better still: Cough into your arm/sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Manage your stress.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Eat nutritious foods.