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Stop the Spread of Viruses This Cold, Flu Season

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. March 11, 2020

Public health officials have been urging people to prepare and not panic for the new coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).  

City of Irving residents are reminded to take precautions and help prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses this season.  Health authorities are encouraging the public to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs and viruses and help to reduce risk of transmission of respiratory infections. Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness and infection.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, everyone should follow the five step rule when washing hands:

  • Wet hands with clean running water.
  • Lather hands, including between fingers and under nails with soap.
  • Scrub hands for 20 seconds.
  • Rinse under clean, running water.
  • Dry with a towel or air dry.

Irving residents can be vaccinated at their doctors’ offices, as well as at various pharmacies around the city. Flu vaccines for adults and children are available at all DCHHS immunization clinic sites at no cost, including the Irving clinic at 440 S. Nursery Road.

For more information on the coronavirus, visit the following health agencies:

 

CDC Flu, Cold Prevention page


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