Cold and flu preventions tips
Discover tips for preventing a cold and flu, and strategies for avoiding germs.
Try these simple steps:
Wash your hands
Try to avoid getting a cold or the flu by washing your hands regularly with soap. If there is no water, use an antiseptic hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.
Consider getting a flu shot
For additional protection, talk to your healthcare professional about getting a flu vaccine.
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 sold surfaces at your work and home (for example, door knobs, TV remotes, and phones). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.