Get a Flu Shot! The CDC recommends that people over the age of 6 months get an annual flu shot.
Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, avoid close contact with others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, day care, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, then drop it in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve rather than your hands.
Wash your hands often. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Sickness if often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated wiith germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Other ways to stay healthy: Get plenty of sleep, eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, manage your stress level, clean and disinfect frequently touched services.