If you don't have the virus or the flu shot, stay away from people who are sick. If you aren't that lucky and have gotten the flu, stay home from work and school and try not to run errands. By doing so, you will help keep others from getting sick, too. Other small actions like covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze can keep others safe. Use a tissue if one is handy, or the crook of your elbow. If your child is from ages six months to eight years old, doctors say their first vaccine should be two doses, 28 days apart.
For more information about the flu and to find a clinic near you, visit http://scdhec.gov/flu/