Thursday, October 30, 2014

It’s Flu Season – What you need to know before you buy hand sanitizers…

Flu season is upon us. Although it is hard to predict when the flu will be most active, the CDC says that it can start as early as October and last as late as May. The usual peak season for the flu is December through February.

The single most effective way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu shot. They’re pretty easy to come by. Outlets such as Walmart, CVS and Walgreen all provide the shots. Certainly you can get a flu shot at your doctor’s office.

The CDC recommends that we all get our shots but especially recommends them for folks at higher risk:
·         Children under 2
·         Adults 65 and older
·         Pregnant women
·         Certain medical conditions,
…Heart Disease

There are some common sense steps you can take on an everyday basis to protect yourself.

The easiest step is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If you don’t have access to soap and water use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizers are an effective and appreciated promotional product. They work well as a trade show giveaway, at job fairs, at recruitment sessions. They’re small and lightweight so you could use them in a mail campaign.

The most important thing to look for is an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Look for an alcohol content of at least 60% The CDC recommends sanitizers with an alcohol content of between 60% to 95%.

After that you’ll have all sorts of choices on size, colors, etc. Just make sure you get an alcohol based sanitizer with a content of between 60% to 95%

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