Wellbee says: be clean and WASH YOUR HANDS!
Corporate Authors:Communicable Disease Center (U.S.)
Description:1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Clean fingernails with toothpick.
3. Rinse under warm running water.
4. Wipe hands on your own towel.
This 1964 poster featured CDC’s national symbol of public health "Wellbee" who was reminding the public to "be well, be clean and WASH YOUR HANDS".
CDC used the Wellbee in its comprehensive marketing campaign that used newspapers, posters, leaflets, radio and television, as well as personal appearances at public health events. Wellbee’s first assignment was to sponsor Sabin Type-II oral polio vaccine campaigns across the United States. Later, Wellbee’s character was incorporated into other health promotion campaigns including diphtheria and tetanus immunizations, hand-washing, physical fitness, and injury prevention. This artifact can be found in the Global Health Odyssey, which is the CDC’s museum featuring many various public health-related artifacts.
PHIL ID 7222
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