Cold and Flu Prevention Tips – Lysol Live Chat + $50 AMEX GC Giveaway


Lysol Great American Flu Challenge

Every year when the weather chills enough to start wearing coats, I know we’re also entering cold and flu season. *sigh* 

We can’t control which germs we come in contact with, but knowing the basics of cold and flu prevention helps fight them off!


1. Get a flu shot (it’s CDC recommended) (Join the Great American Flu Challenge, and receive a $5 flu shot rebate!)

2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds. (We sing the Jingle Bells chorus which takes us 16 seconds, then we add a few whoops and hollers at the end.)

3. Routinely clean and disinfect your surfaces. (Don’t forget door handles, light switches, keyboards, drawer pulls, etc.)


Ok, so that’s about all I know about prevention, and although it’s a great start, I’ve got questions.  Fortunately,  there are experts like Dr. Laura Jana, and she’ll be doing a live chat on Lysol’s Facebook page November 17, 2011 at 2pm CST/3pm EST where everyone is invited to pick her brain and get some answers!

Don’t even pretend you don’t have questions. Come on now!

Since I don’t want to be the only one bothering her with questions, I need you guys to pipe in with some of your own, and if you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a $50 American Express Gift Card!

American Express $50 Gift Card



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I received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to write the post, and all opinions within it belong entirely to me.


  1. crystal l allen says

    my questions is “i am a diabetic, should i get the flu shot?” crystal l allen, clallen at ntin dot net

  2. says

    I asked via Facebook frame- How dangerous is the flu for someone in heart failure? Should that person avoid places where there is an outbreak even if they got a flu shot?- Kimberley Rose Meier

  3. Teresa Moore says

    Here is my question I left on fb….my question is this…will lysol and a flu shot really help me not to get the flu? I had the flu last year and it was miserable.

  4. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…posted question: “Bryan Eason…Some male physicians rarely wear neckties anymore because they know that the material can harbor bacteria & virus, and may spread it from patient to patient…My question then, “Is it advisable to spray clothing w/ Lysol upon return from school / work when a flu outbreak is occurring in your area ?”

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