Although vaccines and testing are the best ways to keep safe, they are not 100% effective, which is why it’s still important to try other ways to reduce viruses spreading.

We don’t catch an illness from just one virus – we get ill when more virus enters our body than our body can cope with. 

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    So the less virus that gets into our bodies, the better our chance to fight back against them.

    So avoiding as much virus as we can will help protect ourselves and others from becoming seriously ill.

      It is impossible to avoid viruses completely, but it is possible to reduce viruses from spreading, and Germ Defence has proved it can be done!

      Someone dressed as a superhero happily fighting off two germs, in comparison to a person being overwhelmed by many germs

      Less germs = less illness

      On the next page you can choose to learn more about how to protect people in your home or your school.