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Be prepared this cold & flu season

Learn ways to help prevent sickness, stock up on relief support products and don't forget to get your flu shot.

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Our tips could help prevent the flu

Make the flu shot part of a healthy routine. Get it each year to keep up with changing viruses. It can help protect you and your family, especially seniors and infants, from flu-related complications.

Avoid carrying germs to your face (or even to other people) by keeping up with regular hand washing. In a pinch, hand sanitizer helps, too. And be sure to wipe down surfaces around your home with a germ-killing product.

Working toward a well-balanced diet plus 6 to 8 glasses of water a day can benefit your health, including your immune system. Making time for exercise, getting enough sleep, and cutting back on caffeine may also help.

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Our tips for fighting germs

Visiting MinuteClinic® or another health care professional within 72 hours of exposure to the flu could make symptoms less severe and help you get through your illness faster.

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Get through the flu by taking the time you need to recover. Stay hydrated, rest, and help relieve symptoms with over-the-counter products.

Make the flu shot part of a healthy routine. Get it each year to keep up with changing viruses. It can help protect you and your family, especially seniors and infants, from flu-related complications.

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We make it easy to stay in the know and stay prepared for cold and flu viruses. So you can feel your best all season long.

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1 Footnote one Offer available August 19, 2019, to December 31, 2019, while supplies last. You will receive a merchandise coupon valid for one-time use at CVS Pharmacy® or Longs Drugs® locations. Terms and conditions apply. See coupon for details. $5 savings applied to total qualifying minimum purchase of $25 (after other coupons and discounts are applied). Coupon cannot be issued or redeemed at CVS Pharmacy or Longs Drugs locations in Target stores or in any location in AR, NJ, and NY. Offer not valid at MinuteClinic® locations in MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI. Limit 1 per customer. Flu shots available when immunizing pharmacist or MinuteClinic health care provider is on duty. Age restrictions apply. Eligible patients will not pay any co-payments unless otherwise required by their plan, including Medicare Part B. Back to footnote one