1. Get Your Flu Shot It is recommended that your get vaccinated as soon as October when the flu vaccination is available. Remember the flu vaccine takes upto 2 weeks for your body to build immunity to the virus.
(The flu virus is not a active or live virus so you can not get the flu from the flu shot. The mild flu symptoms that you may get are not the flu virus and should subside in a few days)
2. Protect Yourself thru Good Hygiene Specialist believe that the flu virus is by droplet and can be sprayed up to 6 feet away from the original source.
*You must cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze. Make sure you use a handkerchief or tissue and throw it in the trash once it is soiled.
*Wash your hands frequently and wash with soap and water for about 15-30 seconds. If unable to wash your hands than use alcohol based hand sanitizer.
*Make sure you clean and disinfect surfaces or objects that may have been contaminated with germs. Bleach wipes work wonderful to kill the flu virus.
3. Recognize Flu Signs and Symptoms You must be able to recognize when you have more than just a common cold so that you can get appropriate treatment. A Few of the symptoms that could be the flu are if you have a high fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, constant headache, chills, fatigue. Remember that there are also gastric flu viruses as well that cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Remember even healthy people need the flu vaccine.