A typical flu season already causes a lot of headaches for many people, especially the young and vulnerable. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are now more cautious about staying healthy during flu season. As a Phase One Lab, we take care of testing new treatments for their efficiency, side effects, and safety.

Currently, our NICR phase one experts are working on a vaccine study for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).  As with all viruses, NICR takes the flu seriously and we encourage you to as well.

Tips For a Healthy Flu Season from a Phase One Lab

Get your booster shots now

COVID-19 has devastated the world more than we could have ever imagined. Luckily, the first COVID-19 vaccines are safe and on the market with the help of Phase One Lab work.

Now that most of the population is fully vaccinated, it’s time to get your booster shots to provide more immunity against the ever-evolving virus. This is especially important if you have chronic medical conditions like an end-stage renal disease.

Get your flu shot

Aside from making sure that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s also very important to get your flu shot to get additional protection against the common flu.

Remember that the vaccine only protects you against the COVID-19 flu strain. So, if you don’t get your flu vaccine, you’re still vulnerable to the regular flu.

Live an active lifestyle

The pandemic has been an eye-opener to a lot of people in terms of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Embracing a good diet and exercise routine can help fight off the flu and other viruses year-round.

Be proactive when you are feeling sick

Although the COVID-19 and flu vaccines offer excellent protection against viruses, it doesn’t guarantee you won’t be affected by them.

So, if you are feeling unwell it’s very important to be proactive and stay home. It is important to look out for common COVID-19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing,  weakness, and stomach pain.

Remember that many people are still unvaccinated due to different circumstances, so you need to be responsible when it comes to your health and others.  Self-isolate and visit a doctor if you feel sick.

Our Phase One Lab, along with other researchers, continues to work hard to ensure that this pandemic will end as soon as possible.

It’s important for the community to do their part in promoting the best environment for good health with these simple steps. Join the bandwagon today and protect yourself against the flu.


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