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GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Now More Than Ever, Getting a Flu Vaccine Is a Must


By William Schaffner, MD

Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

During National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), the primary public health message has never been more important than it is this flu season: Get your annual flu vaccine now. The recommendation is simple – it applies to everyone age 6 months and older – and it is critically important for those at high risk for flu-related complications, such as young children, pregnant women, older adults, and individuals with certain chronic health conditions, including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer on holiday dining table
Holiday Celebrations Call for Clean Hands and Surfaces


By Kristen Green

Clinical Scientist, GOJO Industries

As colder weather arrives, we’re all spending more time indoors. Since we’ve already spent so much extra time at home this year, we’ve already cleaned out our closets, dusted off our bookshelves, and maybe even tackled that scary storage area in your basement. As winter approaches and we turn our focus to our holiday traditions, we shouldn’t forget some steps to keep germs – tiny bacteria that can make you sick – out of your home and off your holiday dining table.

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Girl washing hands
Share Habits, Not Germs with Three Simple Steps


By Susan Polan, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Health Association

As October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind all of you about some simple public health measures that protect not just you, not just your family, but also your friends, your colleagues, strangers you encounter in the grocery store or in the line to vote. We have all been hearing about these simple measures for years but much more regularly and from many different sources since March when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

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Kids use PURELL Hand Sanitizer dispenser in school lobby while teacher looks on
Where to Place Hygiene Products in Schools


By Morgan Paris

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

This year back to school season hasn't been like it was in the past. Additional precautions are in place to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff since there are many shared spaces, equipment, and supplies in schools.

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Little girl having fun washing her hands
5 Tips to Encourage Children to Wash Their Hands


By Morgan Paris

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

Getting young children to wash their hands can be a battle. Practicing good hand hygiene is a lesson that children need to be taught at a young age – a lesson they’re never too young to start learning. Read these five tips to help encourage your children to wash their hands.

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