The flu spreads easily from person to person and should be taken seriously. But there are simple things you can do.
Lower your chances of getting or spreading the flu:
Get both a seasonal flu shot and an H1N1 flu shot.to protect yourself and your family from any kind of flu.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
Stay home if you are sick.
Used with permission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health