ways to get the flu

Cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough. Keep germs off of your hands by coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow. And, of course, stay out of the line of fire of other people’s germs.

As much as you can, refrain from touching your nose, eyes, or mouth when in public. Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 15 to 30 seconds - it’s the best way to remove germs you’ve picked up from touching things around you. Hand sanitizers will tide you over until you can get to a sink.

Learn to cope with stress in your life.
Bundle up when you head out into the cold, and don’t forget your poor vulnerable nose!
Try to steer clear of crowded places during the high contagious season. Stay home from work or school if you’re sick to prevent spreading the cold you’ve “successfully” caught.