In addition to getting the flu vaccine, here are several ways to help protect yourself from the flu, according to the state Department of Health.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay at home when ill.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers can also be used when soap and water are not handy.
- Clean and disinfect high use surfaces, especially if someone has been coughing or sneezing in the area.