The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated each year. Still, other prevention methods can be used to help stop the spread of germs. So, learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
If you get flu, antiviral drugs can be used as treatment. Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time when you are sick. If you are prescribed antivirals, it is important to complete your treatment.