Arkansas Department of Health Officials are still recommending the flu shot to those who have not been vaccinated stating, it is still effective, get the shot now, if you haven't already.
If you are sick, stay at home. If you do go out while you are ill, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, however, don't cough or sneeze into your hand. Using your hand can spread germs every time you touch a surface, instead cough or sneeze into your elbow.
If you are caring for someone who is sick, clean surfaces first and then disinfect. Counter tops, doorknobs, keyboards and telephones are all areas that can carry germs. Also bathrooms and children's toys can carry germs and if you are sick you should throw away your toothbrush and get a new one. Pets can also carry germs if everyone in the family is handling the same dog or cat.