How do I avoid getting sick?
A flu vaccine is available in the U.S. every year. Get your flu shot as soon as it is available for the best chance of protection.
Always practice good health habits to maintain your body’s resistance to infection.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Exercise daily.
- Manage stress.
- Get enough rest and sleep.
Take these common sense steps to stop the spread of germs:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid or minimize contact with sick people (a minimum three feet distancing is recommended).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissues when you cough and sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- Stay away from others as much as possible when you are sick.
Adopt business/school practices that encourage employees/students to stay home when sick.
Get a flu shot every year. Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to minimize illness and death.