Fear of Missing Out Because of the Flu (FluFOMO) Is More Preventable Than Ever
- 49% of respondents believe that fewer parents will choose to vaccinate their children this year in light of the CDC's announcement regarding FluMist.
- 81% of physicians surveyed think that people skip the flu shot because they believe that it causes the flu.
- 45% of physicians think that people skip the shot because they don't like the pain associated with it.
To help you navigate the cold and flu season and avoid missing out on things because of illness, Clorox® partnered with Sickweather, a real-time, crowd-sourced illness map of sickness and symptoms. Through this partnership, people can use Sickweather to find out where flu and FluFOMO are so they can take the appropriate prevention measures, whether at the office, your kids' schools or the gym. You can also report your illness to inform others in your area about what's going around.
To track and report illnesses like FluFOMO, join Sickweather Groups. If family, friends or co-workers report illness within your Groups, click the Sympathy Button to share get-well wishes and coming soon, an offer for Clorox disinfecting products.
"Part of Sickweather's value is in making people aware of the illnesses that are spreading around them," said
"This time of year is one of the busiest and no one has time to be down and out because of the flu," said
Wipe out Germs, Not Your Plans
Clorox and Sickweather are two of the tools you can use in the fight against the flu virus. The first line of prevention is a flu shot, which the CDC recommends for everyone aged 6 months and older. Nearly three quarters (72%) of physicians surveyed also recommend taking additional preventative measures to prevent the spread of flu. One common step is regularly disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are an
"There are a lot of simple behaviors we can all adopt on a daily basis to help stop the spread of colds and flu," said Dr.
Soon, www.Clorox.com will be the one-stop cold and flu season resource you need to help keep a healthy home. While there, you will be able to check the Cold & Flu Tracker powered by Sickweather to find out how severe the flu season is in your area and access the Clorox Stock-Up Calculator to see how to best prepare to help fight the spread of germs and FluFOMO in your own home using Clorox products.
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Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. The company also has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, most notably receiving two Climate Leadership Awards for Excellence in 2015 and a
Sickweather is the world's first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind – processing millions of illness reports each month. The company has received numerous awards and been recognized for accurately forecasting outbreaks up to 15 weeks in advance. Sickweather is committed to providing consumers and businesses the most accurate, predictive and meaningful sickness forecasts in the world – for reducing healthcare costs and saving lives. For more information, please visit www.sickweather.com
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