Flu Prevention Tips

January 8, 2014

Mercy Infection Control Nurse Mary Wynn offers these tips to stay healthy this flu season:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Cover your mouth or nose when sneezing or coughing 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth 

  • Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizer 

  • Use wipes to clean shopping cart handles 

  • Pat others on the shoulder as a greeting versus a hand-shake 

  • Stay home when ill 

  • If ill, contact your physician to determine if you need to be seen or if anti-viral drugs would be of benefit

If you need to see a provider in Fort Scott, visit Mercy Convenient Care at 1624 S. National, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. or Mercy Convenient Care Main Campus, Monday - Friday 3:30 - 11 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Arma is located at 601 E. Washington. Clinic hours are Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Linn County is located at 11155 Tucker Road in Pleasanton. Clinic hours are Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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