Cold and Flu
If you have a cold or the flu you will probably feel tired, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or sneeze a lot.
Infections happen when germs get inside your body and make you sick.
Germs are tiny living things that can cause infections.
- Germs are found all over the world, in all kinds of places.
Sometimes germs give us an infection and make us sick.
You can get an infection in any part of your body.
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Preventing the Spread of Germs
This table gives general guidelines on adult vaccinations. Check with the doctor of the person you support for questions about specific conditions.
For guidelines with a star (*), you should talk to the person's doctor.
Shots keep you healthy.
- Some shots keep you from getting sick.
- These shots are called immunizations or vaccinations.
Washing your hands helps you:
- Stay healthy
- Avoid a cold or the flu
Remember to wash your hands:
What are germs?
- Germs are tiny living things.
- Germs are too small to see with your eyes.
- Germs live everywhere.
Although the flu season is winding down, the H1N1 influenza virus continues to be active in several areas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its website to include new information for people with disabilities regarding the H1N1 influenza. The new pages contain advice and information directed at both consumers and supporters. Check out the new resources here: