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Fight back the Germs

Simply put, frequent hand washing is one of the best strategies for preventing germs from entering your body.

Teach your children to wash their hands for as long as it takes them to sing the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Always use soap and water and always dry hands thoroughly.

When you need to clean your hands and can't get to a sink, a good hand sanitizer such as PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer can help kill the illness causing germs you come in contact with.

It's a good idea to go over some of the best times to use hand sanitizer with your children. Some common scenarios that they may encounter during the school day include:

  • When you cough or sneeze and can't get to a sink
  • When you feel the need to clean your hands during a lesson, but don't want to interrupt
  • After you get done with gym class or playing on the playground
  • Before and after you eat lunch