Ahchoo! Cold and flu season is here. Colds and flue are viruses. Viruses are tiny creatures that invade the body and multiply. They make people sick.
Cold and flu viruses can be passed easily from one person to another. How? Tiny germs spread through the air when a sick person sneezes or coughs. You can also get sick if you touch germs with your hands and then touch your eyes , nose , or mouth.
What can you do to avoid the flu? Doctors say kids should get a flu shot. The shot is a vaccine. That is something put into the body to help fight off a virus.
Another good way to stay healthy is simple: Wash your hands with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes , nose , and mouth.