Four Ways to Fight the Flu
Get an Annual Flu ShotThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Wash Hands OftenWashing hands frequently protects against many common illnesses, such as the flu, pink eye and even the common cold. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Cover Coughs and SneezesThe best way to cover coughs and sneezes is to use a tissue or your sleeve. Be sure to throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Stay Home When Sick
CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
Try to avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.