Avoid carrying germs to your face (or even to other people) by keeping up with regular hand washing. In a pinch, hand sanitizer helps, too. And be sure to wipe down surfaces around your home with a germ-killing product.
Working toward a well-balanced diet plus 6 to 8 glasses of water a day can benefit your health, including your immune system. Making time for exercise, getting enough sleep, and cutting back on caffeine may also help.
Cleaning physically removes dirt and surface impurities. Disinfecting uses chemicals to kill germs, but doesn't necessarily remove germs or dirt.
*FOR FLU SHOT: Flu shots available when immunizing pharmacist or MinuteClinic health care provider is on duty. Age restrictions apply. Eligible patients will not pay any copayments unless otherwise required by their plan, including Medicare Part B.