The latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid the flu include:
- Get vaccinated: The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year.
- Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching your face, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home when you’re sick: If you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat, stay home and avoid close contact with others to prevent spreading the virus.
- Take antiviral medication if prescribed: If you do get the flu, antiviral drugs can help reduce the severity and duration of your illness.
- Boost your immune system: Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, manage stress, and exercise regularly to help strengthen your immune system.
It’s important to note that these recommendations may change as new information about the flu becomes available, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest guidance from the CDC.