Why Do People Get the Flu?
The flu is a virus that spreads from person to person.
Find out about viruses and other germs
What Should I Do if I Have the Flu?
Stay home so you can rest and get better. Staying home also stops the flu virus from spreading to lots of other people.
How Do I Protect Myself and Others From the Flu?
Who wants to be sick right now? There's too much going on. Here's how to fight the flu and other germs.
Wash Your Hands
Think about all the things you touched today. Your lunchbox. The toilet. That still-gooey gum under the desk.
Get a Flu Vaccine
A vaccine takes a second. The flu hurts for days. Get vaccinated to avoid those aches and pains.
Don’t Spread It Around
Help your friends and family. Do your part to stop the flu (and other germs) from spreading.
How Does the Immune System Work?