How do you stay well during the flu season?
- Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
- Clean your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
What are 5 ways to fight the flu?
- Get the flu vaccine. It’s the best way to protect yourself against the flu.
- Wash your hands well and often.
- Steer clear of someone who is sick (coughing, sneezing, etc.).
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow — not into your hands.
- Stay home if you have the flu.
How can I lower my risk of the flu? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year.
How long does the flu last? The flu typically lasts three to seven days, according to the CDC. Serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia, can take longer to recover from. Some symptoms, such as a cough, can persist for more than two weeks.