Common ways cold and flu viruses spread
Passed through the air by coughing and sneezing.
Physical contact with the virus on objects.
Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with dirty hands.
Fight cold and flu viruses with these
Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water.
Get an annual flu shot before the start of flu season. It takes at least 2 weeks to build immunity. There is no vaccination for the common cold.