The flu shot can help prevent the flu, and greatly reduce symptoms if you do get it, shortening time away from work or school.
Here simple steps to help you avoid spreading the flu:
Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve. Avoid touching your face with your hand. Throw away tissue after one use
Use your own drinking cups and straws.
Try to stay away from people who are sick.
Eat nutritious meals. Get plenty of rest & sleep. Do not smoke.
Frequently clean surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, faucets).
If you're sick, stay home, rest, drink plenty of liquids. Avoid using alcohol and tobacco.
See a health care provider if your symptoms continue or get worse.