Winter is peak cold and flu season. Inside Edition teamed up with RxSaver by RetailMeNot for tips on how to prevent the flu and the financial strain that comes with it. “First, get the flu shot,” advised medical expert Dr. Holly Phillips. “Getting vaccinated reduces the risk of getting the flu.” Phillips also recommends not sharing keyboards or phones with colleagues at work. If you do get the flu, antiviral drugs can make it less severe, Phillips adds.