How a Teacher Prepares for Cold and Flu Season + Giveaway

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I am around sick kids all throughout cold and flu season. Those germs are everywhere and I do whatever I can to make sure myself and the kiddos stay as healthy as possible. So how do I do that? There are a few things I make sure to do year after year to get through this sniffly, sneezy, and yucky part of the season.


Eat healthy foods. Especially at breakfast. Make sure to get some vitamin C in there as well as immune boosting nutritious food!


Wipe down everything with antibacterial wipes. I do this twice a week during cold and flu season. Wipe down the desks, the chairs, light switches, and doorknobs. Get those germs out of the room as much as possible.


Encourage healthy habits. I encourage my students to cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough and to wash their hands often. I also encourage parents to be mindful of sending sick kiddos to school. My school nurse has a rule of thumb to keep kids who have a fever or who have been vomiting home for at least 24 hours.




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147 comments:

  1. I get a flu shot and stock up on saniters and supplies.

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  2. We stock on medication and tissue. We take vitamins and get a good nights sleep.

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  3. I prepare by stocking up on medicine and tissues.

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  4. Just try and keep our hands clean and avoid sick people.

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  5. We do a lot of hand washing and wiping down with bleach wipes. thank you!

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  6. We use lots of hand sanitizer especially when out in public.

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  7. We eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash our hands frequently.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. I prepare for cold and flu season by taking Vitamin C, zinc lozenges, having plenty of tissues, fresh ice water and lots of hand soap.

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  9. I keep a sick day supply in our house with Advil, both regular and childrens, cough drops, vapor rub, tissues, etc. Also I keep juice and soups on hand.

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  10. We try to take daily vitamins and wash our hands often. I try to have medicine on hand just in case.

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  11. I stock up on tissues, zinc lozenges and hand sanitizer.

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  12. i keep the meds cabinet ready with meds for when we get sick

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  13. We get flu shots and take vitamins.

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  14. Stock the medicine cabinet lots of disinfectant wipes and sprays and plnty of lfuids

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  15. Get plenty of rest and wash hands frequently.

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  16. I stock up on tissue and cold medicine.

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  17. We stock up on chicken noodle soup and we have neti pots and we also have lemons and manuka honey.

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  18. I stock up on flu medicine and Kleenex. Hand washing all the time.

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  19. We prepare for cold and flu season by stocking up on tissues, over the counter medicines, sanitizer, lots of liquids to drink , and sanitizing wipes.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. My first attack at the flu is getting my flu shot early in the season. I also take daily vitamins and wash my hands often! I work in elementary schools and haven't even had a cold in over 2 years! duchick at mchsi dot com

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  21. I keep medicine on hand along with ingredients for Chicken noodle soup!

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  22. I stock up on cold meds and take vitamin C daily

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  23. We take extra vitamin C and zinc.

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  24. I prepare for cold and flu season by stocking up on tissues and various meds.
    Jennifer Rote

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  25. We prepare by stocking up on tissues and OTC meds like these.

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  26. I actually have never had the flu and rarely get colds anymore (although I used to when I was younger) but I suppose I would start with a flu shot, which can reduce your risk of the flu.

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  27. Nice breakdown of all the over the counter cold medicine! I'd reccomend taking Zinc if you feel a cold comming on as well!

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  28. I'm also a teacher! I always get my flu shot and I wash my hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.

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  29. we prepare buy increasing our vitC and exercise

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  30. We load up on hand santizers and remind the kids to wash their hands!

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  31. I make sure that we have lots of cold medicine, cough drops, and hand sanitizer. It doesn't hurt to be cautious.

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  32. I stock up on kleenex, cold medicines, vicks vaporub, vitamins and elderberry syrup.

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  33. I stock up on soup, medication, blankets and hand sanitizers to prepare for cold and flu season.

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  34. I have 5 kids so I do keep various meds in the cabinet to start them with immediately if they are sick. Also, I keep them on vitamins, vitamin c drops and lots of hand sanitizers all the time.

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  35. We make sure we have kleenex, hand sanitizer, and any medicines we would need are at home.

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  36. I stock up on tissue and children's advil for cold season.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  37. I make sure to drink lots of water and take vitamin c and zinc when needed.

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  38. By doing a lot of hand washing before during and after cold and flu season.

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  39. I stock up on medicine, facial tissues, and cough drops. Then I try to stay active and hydrated so I don't get sick.

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  40. We always get a flu shot!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  41. I make sure we are stocked with tissues and cold medicine

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  42. I stock up on cold medicine, kleenex

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  43. I prepare for the cold and flu season with hand sanitizer, washing of hands frequently and having lots of soup and crackers on hand. I make sure we all get our flu shot too.

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  44. I get my 8 hours of sleep and drink my green drink daily.

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  45. I stock up on cold medicine, tissues, and hand sanitizer.

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  46. I try to get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and wash hand often.

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  47. I prepare for cold and flu season by taking Vitamin C, Zinc and echinacea. I also make sure to wash my hands.

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  48. Drink lots of water, vitamin c and zinc as well as washing hands a lot

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  49. I stock up on vitamins too combat the sicknesses!

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  50. Lots of vitamin C, Water, Vapo-Rub, pain reliever, and throat spray for us!

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  51. I eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and wash hands frequently. -Geoff

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  52. I would say, by ensuring we all take our vitamins, wash our hands extra, get plenty of rest.... but apparently I am STILL doing it all wrong I am sick!

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  53. I stock up on a lot of non-drowsy medicine and cough drops!

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  54. We have cold meds and tissues on hand.

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  55. I prepare for flu season by eating warm soups and bundling up!

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  56. I prepare by taking extra vitamin c and washing my hands more often.

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  57. We stock up on medicines, tissues, juices, sanitize wipes.

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  58. We remind everyone to wash their hands frequently and to cover when they sneeze!
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  59. I prepare for the cold season by stocking up on cold and flu essentials

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  60. We eat healthy, wash hands and have vitamins, Advil and cold medicine around.

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  61. I layer on the clothes and keep tea, honey and lemon handy - Evelyn

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  62. We prepare for cold and flu season by stocking up on tissues, lysol wipes and/or clorox wipes, fever control meds, and definitly cough and cold meds.

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  63. Mostly by taking a bit more vitamin c, stocking up on tissues and hand sanitizer and getting the humidifier going!

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  64. We stock up on medicine, tissues and plenty of liquids

    AngelaNThorpe@hotmail.com

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  65. I try extra hand washing and hand sanitizer but it hasnt worked this year.

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  66. Really hard to be prepared just found out 2 days ago my 4 year old son has the flu. We do the best we can bleaching counters, stairways and door knobs

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  67. i keep some medicine in the medicine cabinet. i also encourage frequent hand washing and eating healthy and exercising to boost immune system and try to stay healthy.

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  68. I make sure the kids are eating healthy and keeping their hands clean.

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  69. I prepare by stocking up on tissues, cold medicine, and hand sanitizer.

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  70. I make sure I have antibacterial wipes and gel with me at all times!

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  71. Lots of hand washing!

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  72. We buy hand sanitizer, tissues and cold medicines.

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  73. I always keep some chicken in the freezer so I can make chicken soup on any day.

    Lori Hicks

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  74. We try to have plenty of remedies on hand in case of sickness.

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  75. Thanks for all the tips! Hopefully it's a mild flu season!

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  76. I STOCK UP ON TISSUES,CHILDREN'S TYLENOL AND STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF WASHING HANDS :)

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  77. I take lots of TYLENOL & vitamin C

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  78. I make sure I am stocked on hand sanitizer, Kleenex and vitamin C.

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  79. We prepare for cold and flu season by stocking up on Ricola, tissues, vitamins and by trying to increase the amount of water we drink!

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  80. lots and lots of handwashing is how we prepare for cold season!
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  81. Wash the hands OFTEN; cough into the fold of your elbow and keep your hands away from your face!

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  82. We just try to eat really healthily and drink more water, plus wash hands often

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  83. We stock up on zicam and tissues! Thanks for having this giveaway

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  84. I try to keep decongestant and hand sanitizer ready.

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  85. We stock up on hand sanitizer, tissues and Advil!

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  86. We have plenty of hand sanitizer and tissues around the house.

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  87. Stock up on tissues, vicks, children's advil and cough syrup.

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  88. We use lots of Lysol and wash hands often.

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  89. We use elder berry syrup and vitamins to keep immune systems strong!!

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  90. Lots of hands washing, cold meds, and healthy eating.

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  91. We wash our hands and eat healthy.

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  92. I drink lots of fluids and wash my hands often.

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  93. I have tea and honey on hand, hand sanitizer and tissues!

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  94. Frequent handwashing and lots of rest when sick!!

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  95. I make sure we have plenty of cold medicine and germ x in the house.

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  96. I get a shot and stock up on supplies.

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  97. I make sure we have a ton of hand soap so every one can wash their hands often. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. We practice plenty of hand washing, that's first and foremost. Plus I keep a supply of cough drops on hand as those seem to be always needed.

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  99. We stock up on vitamin C and Advil

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  100. I like to take different supplements and extra vitamin C.

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  101. We wash our hands religiously and get the flu shot!

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  102. I buy extra cleaning, products, sanitizer, and tissues.

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  103. I prepare for the flu season by getting my annual flu shot.

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  104. I prepare by keeping soup, juice, water, meds, tissues on hand. I also make sure to wash towels often and wash hands often!

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  105. I prepare by sanitizing my house and KEEPING it clean, we stock up on kleenex and meds as well, just in case.

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  106. We take vitamins, drink lots of water and wash hands a lot.

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  107. I usually stock up on cough syrup to make living with a cold or flu much easier to do throughout the interim.

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  108. I prepare for cold and flu season by stock up on Kleenex and medicine.

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  109. We stock up on Kleenex and wash our hands a lot!

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  110. I keep tissues, ibuprofen and cough syrup on hand at all times

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  111. We prepare by having tissues and medicine on hand.

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  112. I make sure to wash my hand constantly and make sure to get enough sleep

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  113. Plenty of hand sanitizer and zinc tablets

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  114. great ideas i usually use advil for my little boy when he gets sick!

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  115. I prepare by having lots of tissues on hand and chicken noodle soup

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  116. Keeping warm and drinking healthy fruit beverages. Getting necessary vitamin c.

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  117. I prepare by stocking up on cold remedies for my girl, as it's almost certain, every-time she gets sick it doesn't strike until the middle of the night!

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  118. We stay stocked up on fever and pain reducers and chicken soup and get a flu shot.

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  119. I wash my hands often and drink lots of tea.

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  120. We get our flu shots, eat healthy, drink plenty of liquids with Vitamin C, get plenty of rest, stock up on needed cold supplies such as disinfectant sprays, hand soap, tissues, etc.

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  121. I stock up on medicine, tissues and I wash my hands often.

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  122. We take multi-vitamins, wash our hands frequently and avoid sick people!

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  123. I keep things on hand to be prepared.

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  124. I prepare by stocking up on sanitizer, chicken noodle soup and lysol!
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    Ashley C

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  125. I get the antibacterial soaps all loaded up and ready to go.

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  126. I prepare for cold and flu season by staying out of public spaces… HA! No, I know that wouldn’t be possible. ;) I suppose the biggest is that I become particularly mindful of what surfaces I touch (door handles and so on), wash my hands frequently, and I already maintain the habit of coughing or sneezing into the crook of my elbow rather than my hand.

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  127. We stock up on medicine , Kleenex , and gatorade

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  128. I stock up on cold medicine,chest vapor rub,chicken noodle soup and ginger ale.

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  129. We stock up on tissue and hand sanitizer.

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  130. We always have germx Kleenex medicine etc handy

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  131. I usually stock up ahead of time on lysol, fever reducer, and cough syrup.

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  132. I prepare by a lot of hand washing, using tissues and always keep children cold and flu products on hand.

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  133. I like to keep medicine, tissues, hand sanitizer, and soup on hand.

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  134. I prepare for the cold/flu season by getting an annual flu shot.

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  135. We prepare by taking our vitamins and washing our hands frequently.

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