My kids are returning to school, what should I teach them about sanitization?

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My kids are returning to school, what should I teach them about sanitization?

In order to prepare for school, it's important to focus on teaching our kids how to maintain a safe distance where possible, and responsible use of hand sanitizer. We want to avoid over use and ingestion. The best defense against any virus is hand washing, so let’s make sure to wash our hands often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds. A good trick is singing the “ABC” song or the “Happy Birthday” song, and don’t forget to get in between those fingers. For our older kids, who may be going away for school, it’s always a good idea to make sure that the pharmacy profile is up to date with allergy and billing information in order to facilitate transfers from a local pharmacy closer to their new school.

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The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

This information included in this recording is correct as of July 23, 2020.