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American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote
Date:2/4/2009

nds after any activity that involves others (like sports practice, play practice or school dances).
  • Disinfecting 101: It is important that frequently touched surfaces in the home and items you share with your friends -- like cell phones, light switches and MP3 players -- are disinfected as directed.
  • Share the Scoop... Not Your Sneeze: Cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands to help prevent the spread of germs from touch.
  • Your Health Teacher Was Right: Eat right (especially foods with lots of vitamin C), exercise, dress warmly when it's cold, and get plenty of sleep to help boost your body's ability to fight the effects of colds and the flu.
  • Voting is Closed, and the Results are Not Good

    In a national survey conducted by The Clorox Company and Ipsos, a leading global market research firm, findings indicate:

    Parents Have Homework, Too

    • Only 16 percent of parents (and only nine percent of teens) understand that the CDC currently recommends the flu vaccination for all children age six months through 18 years.
    • Among parents of teens who have not received the flu vaccination this season, nearly half (47 percent) think the flu vaccination is not necessary or that their teen does not need it -- despite the current CDC recommendations.
    • Among teenagers who haven't yet gotten the flu vaccination, 40 percent said it was because their parent or guardian has not taken them to get it.

    Teens Are Playing Hooky on Flu Prevention

    • Only 21 percent of teenagers said they have received a flu vaccination within the past three months.

    Parents Want to Raise the Next Brooke White

    • The top activity parents do not want their t
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