This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kleenex brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With the cold and flu season quickly approaching, Kleenex brand wants you to be prepared and protected.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to predict if the cold or flu was in the area that you live and how soon it might affect you? Well now you can. Kleenex has a new way to do this called achoo. You simply go to the website and enter your zip code and also answer a simple question if any member of your household is sick and it will determine your chance of how quickly you might become sick as well.
achoo by Kleenex is the cold and flu predictor. It is the first and only tool that can actually predict when cold and flu will reach area.
I entered the zip code where I work since this is
where I am most of the time and interact with many people everyday.
I am glad to see that at the moment the area I chose has low risk of getting a cold or the flu.
Staying healthy is very important for me since it doesn’t just affect me
but those with whom I work with as well as my family.
The next step on achoo also lets you know of ways to prevent sickness and even how many boxes of tissues that you mind need in the home based on the size of your family. What’s even better is that the site gives you a listing of the nearest pharmacy that you can use to stock up of tissues and even get vaccinated from the flu. For the average family size of 4 they will need to purchase about 20 boxes of tissues from fall to spring. I know one thing we all don’t like to mention is mucus color. Obviously clear is the best but change in color can indicate sickness as well. No matter the color, colds can be contagious.
What do you do to prevent sickness? How quickly will the area you live in become affected by cold or flu symptoms?
Check out Ali Wentworth’s video while she was visiting Chicago to help spread the word about the importance of cold and flu preparation.
Do you have any embarrassing moments where you were caught without a Kleenex tissue? What did you do?
Janet W. says
My entire family got their flu shots in the past few weeks so I hope that helps keep us healthy. We always wash our hands after returning home from somewhere to cut down on germs, too.
SHERI GENNILLE says
i love that tissue box – i always pick us out a new pretty box to carry around when we get a cold – one with lotion that makes the nose not so red! it’s a bit of cheer in feeling miserable.
Cynthia R says
very helpful website, I’m already dreading winter colds hitting our family. We did get our flu shots this year so maybe we’ll get lucky.
kids use sleeves of course. There is almost always a restroom nearby where tp is functional in an emergency sort of way.
Kiersten @ OMV says
Such a helpful website! I rarely get the flu, but I swear I get a cold at least twice a year. 🙁
Love the owl box! I always prefer Kleenex for my tissues, but I’m going to be on the hunt for that box now. And what an informative website! Going to check it out now!
What an interesting website. I’ve never heard of it. We are pretty healthy *knock on wood* I haven’t missed a day of work in 13 years for being sick and my daughter’s only missed one day of school (She’s in the 8th grade). But I try to be prepared for when this hits us.
kathy dalton says
What an adorable tissue box. I love this post and how you can see if your area is flu-prone
T.E. Lawrence says
That’s pretty neat. We go through loads of Kleenex in the winter. It’s usually the hubby that brings the bug home. Grr…
ASHLEY COSSETTE says
I have never heard of this websites before, thanks for the info though. with two little boys they have been sick almost all of winter, they just keep passing those germs back anad forth!