Preventing the Flu:
Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When
you are sick, keep your distance from others to
protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
Stay home from work, school, and errands when
you are sick. Keep sick children at home. You will
help prevent others from catching the illness.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when
coughing or sneezing. Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often.
Washing your hands and the hands of your children
often will help protect you from germs.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches
something that is contaminated with germs and
then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage
your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious