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Tips to help prevent a cold and the flu

Try these simple steps to avoid catching (and spreading) cold and flu germs:


Wash your Hands

Wash your hands

Avoid getting a cold or the flu by washing your hands regularly with soap. If there is no water, use a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.


Flu Shot

Consider getting a flu shot

For additional protection, talk to your healthcare professional about getting a flu vaccine.


Cover your mouth

Take cover

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact with others to avoid spreading your germs.


Disinfect solid surfaces

Disinfect solid surfaces

Disinfect solid surfaces at your work and home (for example, door knobs, TV remotes, and phones). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.


Use Disposable Products

Use disposable products

Switch to disposable products until you get better to stop the spread of germs. Paper towels instead of cloth ones, for example, can come in handy.