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Prevention Tips

Protect Yourself From Getting Sick

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  3. Cough or sneeze into your upper arm if you do not have a tissue.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; avoid touching surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus, e.g., doorknobs, desks, computers keyboards and faucets.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  6. Keep surfaces touched by more than one person clean and disinfected with a combination detergent and disinfectant product or sanitizing wipes. Examples of these surfaces include doorknobs, refrigerator door handles, microwaves, remote controls, and computers.

Stay in Good Health

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Be physically active
  • Manage your stress
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eat nutritious food

Flu Vaccine

Talk to your health care provider about whether you should be vaccinated against seasonal flu. Get more information about seasonal flu vaccine.