TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - This time of year, you're likely either one of two people.
Suffering from the flu or dodging people around you who have it.
In either instance, it's good to have a refresher on how to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Tuesday on Second Cup, Labake Ajay with the Department of Health in Leon County gave us the bullet points.
• Influenza – aka, the flu – is a disease that can pass between people through coughs, sneezes and close contact
• Flu season runs every year, typically between October and May
• Symptoms of flu can include: fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose
• Flu can be more dangerous to: infants and young children, people 65 years old and older, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems
• Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting flu
• Coughing and sneezing into your elbow and wiping down surfaces exposed to the droplets that coughs and sneezes can bring are additional ways to help prevent flu from spreading
• To learn more about the vaccine itself, check out the influenza vaccination statement at www.cdc.gov
• For more information on influenza-like illness reports around the state, visit www.FLHealth.gov