Flu season is upon us! In the United States, influenza activity increases during the fall and winter seasons. The flu is a highly contagious disease; the virus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks. Easily, someone else can inhale germs or unconsciously pick up germs from an object. Many people choose to get vaccinated yearly with a flu shot, but other measures can be taken, such as washing your hands thoroughly and containing your coughs and sneezes. Visit your local pharmacy (Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS) or visit the John Bell Health Center (https://fight.org/programs/john-bell-center/) to get vaccinated!