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11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

Reader's Digest Logo By Colleen Travers of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: 'The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,' says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a flu shot will significantly decrease your chances of getting the flu it is still possible to contract the virus, so make sure to take extra precautions (like the ones outlined here) in addition to getting vaccinated, especially if you start to feel the symptoms associated with the flu.

First, don't catch the flu

'The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,' says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a flu shot will significantly decrease your chances of getting the flu, it is still possible to contract the virus, so make sure to take extra precautions (like the ones outlined here) in addition to getting vaccinated, especially if you start to feel the symptoms associated with the flu.
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