Prevention Tips
Here is a list of flu prevention tips and tricks that you can use inside your home and out to keep the germs at bay. Once your family is vaccinated, make sure you use these prevention tips to make the flu virus too scared to come to your house!
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Quick List: Sing & Scrub, Do the Elbow Cough, Disinfect Hot Spots, Follow Good Health Guidelines
Sing & Scrub
Make sure kids wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. That's the time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice. That will clean off any germs including the flu virus that they may unknowingly pick up throughout the day and keep them from passing them on.

Do the Elbow Cough
Cough into elbows, not hands, where they are more likely to spread bacteria and the flu virus through touch.

Disinfect Hot Spots
Disinfect the surfaces kids touch most frequently with flu disinfectant products.

The Top 5 Germ Hot Spots Are: 1. Phone receivers 2. Refigerator, microwave and door handles 3. Kitchen faucets 4. Light switches 5. TV remotes

Follow Good Health Guidelines
Eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. That will help boost your immune system which is your body's way of fighting off the effects of colds and flu.
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