[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”90″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”14272″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]The flu season has officially started. 
We must be extra vigilant in taking care of ourselves in order to avoid catching the flu,  especially now that COVID-19 is also prevalent. Considering that people face various financial obligations, getting admitted into the hospital or even shelling out money for out-patient fees and medicines are the last things on the list that we wish to handle.
According to the Department of Health, the symptoms of seasonal influenza are headache, fever of at least 38C, runny nose, sore throat, cough or other respiratory manifestations, and tendencies of having muscular or joint pains. We rounded up some tips that shall serve as your reminder as you keep your bodies in tip top shape.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Stay out of the flu’s way

  • Get your flu shots in

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that the best way to avoid catching the flu is to get flu vaccinations every year. Individuals belonging to high-risk groups such as those attending to the medical needs of the public must make sure they get their flu shots annually. To make this more effective, the DOH recommends that it be taken from February to June. However, if you’ve missed this period, you may still get the jab. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  • If infected, stop the spread of virus by covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing 

You can help other people prevent getting the flu by being cautious with your actions should you fall ill. Make sure to remain hygienic by constantly washing your hands with soap and water. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  • Refrain from going to crowded areas

It isn’t easy to distinguish if someone has the flu if they look generally okay from the outside. Being in packed areas shall only make the passing of the virus faster. Now more than ever, we should avoid crowded places to protect ourselves from the coronavirus. With the flu season in full swing, the best thing we can do right now is to eliminate the chances of acquiring either influenza or COVID-19.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]What to do if you have the flu but lack money

  • Get a health card

The main advantage of having a health card is it provides you the peace of mind that you can weather financial challenges despite falling ill. Not only can you use this for recovery but you can maximize it through preventive care such as vaccines, screenings, and checkups.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  • Take a loan

Employees who belong in organizations that are partnered with Uploan can easily avail of a medical loan. Whether it’s for checkups, medicines, or other items that can help you in your recovery, Uploan can provide financial assistance to answer your financial need.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]At this difficult time of COVID -19 prevalence and flu season, we must take extra safety measures to ensure we remain healthy and strong. Eating healthy, exercising, and taking your multivitamins are some of the constant things we must do. This way, we can totally say adieu to flu![/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]