How to stay healthy this Flu season

Cold and flu season has started and it’s essential to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from these common illnesses.

Brook Medical Centre cares about your health and well-being, and we want to share some tips on how to stay healthy this Flu season.

Get Vaccinated:

Annual flu vaccines are crucial in preventing the flu. Our clinics are now open for bookings. Vaccination not only protects you but also helps reduce the spread of the virus in the community.

Practice Good Hand Hygiene:

One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses is by practicing proper hand hygiene. Make sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitiser.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle:

Maintain a balanced diet, get regular exercise, and ensure you’re getting enough sleep. A well-nourished body and a strong immune system can better defend against illness from colds and flu’s

Practice Respiratory Etiquette:

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissues properly and avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth. These practices can reduce the risk of virus transmission. if you are unwell you can also wear a mask to protect others.

Keep Your Environment Clean:

Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. This helps to eliminate any potential sources of infection in your home and workplace.

What to Do When You Get Sick:

Stay Home:

If you start experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, or body aches, it’s important to stay home to prevent spreading the illness to others. Rest and isolate yourself from family members as much as possible.

Seek Medical Advice:

Initially book a phone consultation if you’re unsure about your symptoms. The Doctor can advise you on whether you should come in for a face to face consultation to evaluate your condition or continue managing your illness at home.

Rest and hydrate:

Drink plenty of fluids, rest, and consider over-the-counter medications to reduce symptoms.


Our Doctors at Brook Medical Centre are here to support your health and well-being during this season and throughout the year.