Get vaccinated against flu, COVID-19, and RSV (if eligible) to help prevent illness and severe disease. Stay up to date with recommended doses for the best protection.
- Flu: everyone 6 months & older should receive a yearly flu vaccine
- COVID-19: everyone 6 months & older should receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine (recommended doses vary by age and immune status)
- RSV: everyone 60 years old and over should consider an RSV vaccine and monoclonal antibody products are available to protect infants and young children from severe RSV
Find a vaccine provider near you:
- Search vaccines.gov
- Visit a doctors’ office, pharmacy, or health clinic in your community
- Find a local vaccine clinic through the COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Program
- If you cannot get to a vaccine clinic, you may be able to schedule an in-home vaccination
Visit vaccine information for the general public to learn about all vaccine recommendations for adults and youth and to get answers to common questions.
Wash your hands
Keeping your hands clean is the best way to get rid of germs and stop the spread of germs to others. You can get germs on your hands by simply touching a doorknob, pressing an elevator button, grabbing a pole on public transit, or shaking hands. Once these germs are on your hands, touching your mouth or nose to eat, sneeze, or cough or touching your eyes can make you sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Mask up if you need to
Wearing a mask provides protection against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, especially when indoors or in crowded spaces.
Consider wearing a mask to protect yourself if:
- You have a weakened immune system
- You are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition
- You are caring for someone who is sick
Consider wearing a mask to protect the people around you if:
- Someone in your household has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe disease
- You are sick with any respiratory illness
Find a test near you:
- Testing for flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses is widely available at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, or health clinics in your community
- You can also find information about free and low-cost COVID testing, including by mail from the federal government
- At-home tests for COVID-19 are available to purchase in store or online; check with your insurance carrier to find out if reimbursement is available
- If your first COVID-19 test is negative, check with your healthcare provider to see if they want to test you for something else. This is especially important if you have health conditions that may put you at higher risk of severe infections. If you don’t get an alternative diagnosis and you still have symptoms, be sure to test for COVID-19 again after a day or two.
- If you still have at-home test kits, you can check if their expiration date has been extended through FDA