AKRON, Ohio -- GOJO Industries, a longtime leader in hand
hygiene products, announces the release of a downloadable poster aimed at
helping to improve infection control during the winter season. The poster can
be downloaded, printed and displayed in high-traffic areas, employee break
rooms and rest rooms.
"Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?" includes hand hygiene
recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
to reduce the spread of germs. The two key recommendations are to wash
hands with soap and water, and to sanitize hands with an alcohol-based hand
The CDC specifically recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to
help prevent the spread of germs during the winter season in hospitals,
offices, schools and child care centers.
Alcohol-based PURELL is an
important tool for effective hand hygiene. PURELL has been tested against a
wide range of germs and has been proven to be 99.99 percent effective in killing
most common germs that may make you sick.
GOJO Industries, Inc. manufactures PURELLÂ®, PROVONÂ®, and GOJOÂ® brand
professional skin care products and has a nearly 60-year history of leadership
in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has
products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related
problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice,
manufacturing, automotive, education and government. GOJO is a privately
held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United
Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and Brazil.
 The Food and Drug Administration does not allow hand sanitizers or soaps to make claims about their effectiveness against viruses. We cannot claim that
PURELL kills the flu, but we do know that it is effective against many common
germs that may cause illness.