According to Mayo Clinic it takes about two weeks.................
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
Well, I should have done some research before I got my flu shot this year. According to Mayo Clinic it takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take its full affect. If you get exposed to the flu within that time of getting the shot you can still get the flu, which is what happened to me. I got the shot over the weekend and got the flu two days later. Even though I stayed upstairs inside a room alone, another family member has come down with it as well. This reminded me of a BLOG that I wrote when the COVID-19 virus first started and how you can help keep areas clean and slow down the spread of the flu.
With all the news about the new coronavirus, I started to look at ways to clean surfaces of commonly used items around the home, office, and vehicles. I came across something that I did not know existed. They make portable UV Sanitizers that are used to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and pathogens. These devices can kill up to 99.9% of surface bacteria with the use of ultraviolet light. The compact design allows for convenient use anywhere you go. Because it uses light, it is able to get into tough surfaces like keyboards and clean them better than using sanitizing wipes. To use the device, just direct the light down toward the surface to be cleaned for the recommended time. Because these devices are small their best use is to clean smaller or harder to clean items. If you are cleaning large areas or easy to clean surfaces like counters and desks it is still recommended that you use just a standard disinfectant wipe. This will result in faster and more precise cleaning. If you are looking for ways to help protect against the upcoming illnesses, below are other steps you can take.
- Get the Flu shot
- Avoid people who are sick
- Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Get plenty of Vitamin D
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a healthy diet
- Work out
- Stay at home and reduce risk of infection
- Stay at least three feet away from anyone coughing or sneezing
- Clean shared surfaces at least once a day
- Avoid sharing food
- Store your toothbrush
- Get adequate sleep
If you are looking to purchase new cleaning devices or materials and would like help researching available options, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which one meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.