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Flu Prevention

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. There are additional steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.




Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu.

Take everyday precautions, like washing your hands, to protect your health.

If you are exposed to or caring for someone with the flu, talk to your doctor about preventive antiviral medications.

What is the best way to protect myself and my family from the flu?

Everyone 6 months of age or older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your area.

What everyday steps can I take to stop the spread of germs?

There are steps you can take in your daily life to help protect you from getting the flu.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.


If you have been diagnosed with the flu, you should stay home and follow your health care provider's recommendations. Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about over-the-counter and prescription medications to ease flu symptoms and help you feel better faster.

Fast relief, when you need it most.

Rex Express Care is a fast, convenient medical facility open to care for patients ages 4 months old and up. Rex Express Care offers the convenience of urgent care locations in Wakefield, Knightdale, Cary and Holly Springs to provide Rex-quality care for common illnesses and conditions, minor accidents, work-related injuries (initial work-up only). No appointment is necessary, and we accept most major insurance providers.

For added convenience, Rex Hospital operates X-ray and laboratory services on our campuses.