It’s officially fall and winter will be here before you know it., This year, we have to be aware of the Tripledemic. The Tripledemic happens when three illnesses – the flu, COVID-19, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) – all come at the same time. This can make lots of people sick, so it’s extra important to take care of our health.
At Henry J Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we really care about your health. We want to help you and your family stay safe during the Tripledemic. Stop by one of our locations to receive your flu shot and the latest COVID-19 vaccine.
What Is the Tripledemic?
The Tripledemic is when three different sicknesses, like the flu, COVID-19, and RSV, all happen at once. But don’t worry, there are things we can do to stay healthy!
Get Your Shots
One big way to stay safe from the Tripledemic is to get vaccines. Vaccines are like superheroes for your body. They help your body fight off these illnesses and keep you from getting very sick.
The flu shot helps your body fight off the flu. It can prevent you from getting sick or helps you get better faster if you do get sick. You can get your flu shot at HJAHC, and it’s really safe.
The COVID-19 vaccine is like a shield against the virus. It stops you from getting very sick, and it also helps protect others. You can get this shot at our health center, and it is safe for kids 5 and older.
Easy Ways to Stay Healthy
Here are some other easy things you can do to stay healthy this fall and winter:
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands with soap and water is super important. It helps get rid of germs and keeps you healthy.
Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask stops germs from spreading when you talk, cough, or sneeze.
Stay Home When You’re Sick
If you don’t feel well, it’s best to stay home. Resting helps you get better faster, and it keeps others from getting sick too.
Cover Your Mouth
When you cough or sneeze, it’s important to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow. This stops germs from going everywhere.
Keep Things Clean
Make sure to clean things you touch a lot, like doorknobs and light switches. This helps get rid of germs.
Stay in the Know
We’ll always share the latest news about the Tripledemic and how to stay safe. You can follow us on social media, @hjahc on Instagram, Henry J. Austin Health Center on Facebook, and check our website, www.henryjaustin.org for updates. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 609-278-5900. We’re here to help!