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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, identifies the period between December and February as peak flu activity in the United States, with the possibility of seasonal flu outbreaks starting as early as October and lasting often until the month of May. Since strains of the flu virus are always changing, cold and flu prevention is more vital than ever for adults and children alike, and doesn't stop after receiving a flu shot.

Use our helpful educational guides, custom hand sanitizers, lollipops, buttons, and more promotional giveaways to stress the importance of vaccination as well as practicing good hygiene every day of the year. Hand out magnets, bookmarks or stickers during employee health fairs or awareness seminars to help keep flu prevention messages easily visible. Give out tote bags or personal care items after employees or patients receive their flu shot to bring more awareness to the entire company or community.

And be sure to remind everyone about proper hand washing to further stem the spread of cold and flu germs by providing hand sanitizers, pocket pal guides and more infection prevention products from Positive Promotions. Keeping your employees free of colds and flu is important because when they are healthy and present at work, their productivity and quality of performance will increase.