Having the flu jab is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu, but what is it that makes us more likely to catch it in the first place? For a start, when you see someone coughing or sneezing, you might want to stand clear.
The flu virus is actually caused by tiny droplets that come from a person’s nose and mouth when they cough or sneeze. The flu virus is spread when you are exposed to these droplets in the air, although it could just as easily be passed by shaking hands with someone or touching everyday objects that the droplets might have landed on.
It’s why getting the flu jab is so important, or where the age-old wisdom of washing your hands regularly comes into play, as this helps to stop you catching flu and limits it spreading.