Though not 100% effective, the influenza vaccine blocks approximately 40% to 60% of influenza infections.
Hands are the most likely body parts to come into contact with other surfaces. This makes cleaning them vitally important for avoiding infections.
Ensuring that you get enough sleep, exercise, and good nutrition also helps to boost your immune system.
It both helps to maintain the mucous membranes, which protect the body from viral and bacterial invaders and decreases irritation of the throat and nasal passages.
Virus can linger on surfaces for 24-48 hours, turning commonly touched items (doorknobs, remote controls, phones, faucets) into potential disease carriers.