Flu-Proof Your Flight
Get the Flu Shot
The flu shot is the single most important precaution in preventing contracting the flu during air travel, or anytime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly encourage that every American—especially young kids, pregnant women, those over 65, and anyone with a chronic illness—get immunized every year. Remember that flu resistance isn’t instant, so while it might be acceptable—if needlessly stressful—to wait until the morning of your trip to pack, aim to get your shot at least two weeks in advance.