1) Get a Flu Shot
This is the best defense available against the flu.
2) Practice Frequent Hand Washing.
Hand washing should occur after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, being with ill people, and especially before you eat.
3) Avoid Contact With People Who Are Sick.
Flu transmission can happen via many different points of contact. For example if someone you come into contact with is starting to get sick avoid contact like shaking hands, and keep your hands away from your face so that viruses do not invade the mucus membranes in your nose, eyes, and mouth.
4) Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.
Eat right, exercise regularly, and get an adequate amount of sleep. Monitor your stress levels and try and take steps to reduce them.
5) Clean Communal Areas Frequently.
Keeping your surroundings clean can Spaces like telephones, desks, doorknobs, shopping cart handles, kitchen counters and computer keyboards should be wiped regularly with disinfecting wipes or solutions. Dispose of tissues used for coughs and sneezes immediately and appropriately.