There is not much H1N1 flu activity at the present time.
In addition to vaccination, you can protect yourself from both seasonal (regular) and H1N1 (swine) flu:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Remember flu viruses can stay alive outside the body for hours.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, germs often spread hand-to-face.
- Practice "social distancing". Stay 4 to 6 feet away from people who are sick, coughing, or sneezing. If you can't move away, turn your head away from a person who coughs or sneezes.
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm (or sleeve), not into your hands. If you cough or sneeze into a tissue cover both your nose and mouth. Throw away the tissue and wash your hands.
- Clean common surfaces that are frequently touched.
- When you are sick, stay home from work, school, or errands. Do not immediately return to work or school - while you may feel better, your body is still weak and more vulnerable to secondary infections.
Center for Disease Control
Visit the Center for Disease Control website for more information about H1N1.