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Tips to Help You Avoid the Flu

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It’s recommended for most individuals, ages six months and older. 

Flu season typically peaks in January or February, so it’s not too late to get vaccinated for the current flu season!

In addition to the vaccine, there are steps you can take to avoid getting and spreading the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits (get adequate sleep, exercise, and nutrition; and manage stress).
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you have the flu.

Learn more about the flu, including symptomstreatment and who is most at risk.