A key to keep from getting the flu

Washing Your Hands Is A Key To Keep From Catching The Flu - Health experts are ramping up for flu season and urging everyone to get their flu shot as soon as possible.

Joan Ivaska with Banner Health says keeping your hands germ free is the next best protection, after vaccination. If soap and water isn't handy, Ivaska says hand sanitizer is the next best option.

What are the places your hands touch that you need to wash up after touching?

  • Door handles
  • Shopping carts
  • Public surfaces

And don’t forget to wash up before eating and after using the restroom.

A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that young children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions.    Source: MetroSource

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