Health & Wellness

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Dental/Lead Screenings for Children

Hand Washing

Immunizations–Flu, Child, Adult

Hand Washing

What is the correct way to wash your hands?

Alcohol-based handrubs are effective, usually

Alcohol-based handrubs, like Purell, are effective when your hands are not visibly soiled. Wash your hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly soiled. Alcohol-based handrubs provide several advantages over handwashing with soap and water. They:

When using an alcohol-based handrub, apply product to palm of one hand and rub hands together, covering all surfaces of hands and fingers, until hands are dry.

Note that the volume needed to reduce the number of bacteria on hands varies by product.