Protect Yourself From Getting Sick
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Cough or sneeze into your upper arm if you do not have a tissue.
- 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.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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
Talk to your health care provider about whether you should be vaccinated against seasonal flu. Get more information about seasonal flu vaccine.