The shortage of flu vaccine has many Missourians worried the lack of a shot means they’ll end up sick sometime over the next few months. But there are may things that can be done to keep the flu away. Usually, around this time of year, we hear health officials advising us to get flu shots. But the shortage of vaccine this flu season led to a change in that advisory, with only those at-risk – the very young and the elderly, for example – asked to get vaccinations. Brian Quinn with the State Health Department says even without a flu shot, a healthy person can take some important steps to stay healthy. He suggests healthy eating habits, regular exercise, and adequate rest. And, if someone who hasn’t had a flu shot comes down with the flu … it’s not too late to see a doctor to get some relief. Of course, with a healthy lifestyle, it’s easier to fight off the flu in the first place