Help stop
the flu &

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Since 2003, the Tulsa Health Department and Hillcrest have joined together to educate our community about healthy lifestyle habits to prevent the spread of seasonal flu viruses and other communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Don’t Bug Me is a fun campaign designed to equip elementary students with the tools to keep the spread of the germs at a minimum. By following the guidelines and messages set forth in the Don’t Bug Me campaign, you can help stop the flu & coronavirus, too! Download Don’t Bug Me materials here for free.


Wash Your Hands

Use soap and warm water and wash for 20 seconds.

Get flu and COVID shots

Vaccines help keep you safe!

Cover your cough

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue and throw it away.


Find a flu and COVID shot clinic near you

The best protection against the flu is an annual flu vaccine. It is recommended for everyone age six months and older. Children ages 6 months plus can now receive the COVID vaccine. Please call clinic for availability of COVID vaccine for children under 18. Find a clinic near you:

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