Are you looking for ways to avoid being struck down by flu? Although
complete immunity can’t be guaranteed, here are some top tips that
might just protect you from getting sick flu.
Steps can be taken to try to reduce your risk of infection from flu viruses.
1. Get a flu shot
Getting a flu shot is the single best thing that you can do each flu
season to protect yourself from severe illness.
senior man receiving a vaccination
A flu shot offers the best protection from flu viruses.
2. Practice good health habits
As well as getting vaccinated, good health habits also act as a line
of defense against the flu.
Practicing good health and hygiene habits can help to prevent the spread of flu.
Flu is extremely contagious, able to spread from one person to another
standing within 6 feet via droplets produced when coughing, sneezing,
or talking or by touching contaminated surfaces.
Avoid close contact with those who are sick or other people if you are sick.
If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home from school or work for at
least 24 hours after your fever has disappeared.
Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing.
Dispose of the tissue immediately after use.
Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your
hands to ensure they are germ-free.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that people come into contact with at
work, school, or home.
To be continued