Get vaccinated, see the "Flu Vaccination" tab for additional information.
Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective.
Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; germs are spread this way.
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Fever (temperature over 100F or 37.8C), chills and cough, sore throat, body aches, headache and fatigue.
Practice social distancing If you have flu or flu-like illness, stay home or in your room until you are free of fever (100F or 37.8C) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Practice good health habits such as getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing your stress, and eating nutritious foods.
Routinely clean high-touch surfaces such as keyboards, remote controls, cell phones, doorknobs, handrails etc.
Don't share bottles, cans, pipes, lip balm, toothbrushes or other items that can transmit the virus through saliva.
Keep your distance (5-6 feet) from people when they are sick or coughing