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Preventing the Flu

The seasonal influenza (flu) is highly contagious and a public health threat.

How sick a person gets may vary from person to person with certain groups at a higher risk for serious consequences.

Visit any Marshfield Clinic Health System primary care location during regular business hours for your flu shot.

Marshfield Clinic Health System recommends you take the following precautions to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

Preventive steps

  • Getting a flu shot is the most important way to protect yourself, your family and your community.
  • Avoid close contact with someone who is sick with the flu, if possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough, throw away the tissue and wash your hands.
  • You can get flu by touching an object that has been handled by a person with the flu. Use sanitizing wipes to help disinfect objects that may pass the flu virus.
  • Thoroughly washing your hands with warm water and soap or use an alcohol-base hand disinfectant to help you stay healthy.
  • Avoid putting your hands near your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • If you become sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home from work and public places to prevent spreading the flu.

A care plan with you in mind

Marshfield Clinic Health System is prepared to help you prevent the flu by offering flu vaccination clinics throughout central and northern Wisconsin. If you get sick, we will care for you.

Marshfield Laboratories has the expertise to quickly identify viruses that cause respiratory illness. 

Our staff is equipped with special gowns and masks, which prevent the spread of the flu. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are available throughout the Health System for your convenience.

Patients with cough and fever will be offered tissues to cover their cough or sneeze, and may be asked to wear masks and sanitize their hands.