In addition to getting vaccinated, Montefiore experts urge everyone to take common sense steps to prevent the spread of germs, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze – even consider coughing into your elbow to reduce the spread of germs from your hand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- When sick, stay home and limit contact with other people.