US: CDC official recommends hand sanitizers to avoid flu
Posted: August 30th, 2009 - 10:53pm
If you want to combat both varieties of flu this season, keep the hand sanitizer ready and your work spaces clean, officials with the Centers for Disease Control said.
Lisa Koonin of the CDC told a Newnan audience that alcohol-based hand gels work well -- in fact, the CDC keeps it handy around its Atlanta offices.
The plan is to use the current health care provider network -- enrolling private providers to give the vaccine. The state currently has requests for the vaccine that total 65,000 doses.
The CDC's main message this week has been for everyone experiencing flu-like symptoms this fall to stay home, and for school systems and employers to allow that to happen without negative consequences.