Help stop the flu bug

Since 2003, the Don’t Bug Me flu awareness and prevention campaign, a joint partnership between Hillcrest Medical Center and the Tulsa Health Department, is designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits to avoid getting or spreading the flu. The awareness effort is conducted throughout classrooms and businesses, and is supported by materials provided to teachers and businesses; public appearances; and print, broadcast and outdoor advertising. By following the guidelines and messages set forth in the Don’t Bug Me campaign, you can help stop the flu! You can download Don’t Bug Me materials here for free.


Wash Your Hands

Use soap and warm water and wash for 20 seconds.

Get a flu shot

It’s the best protection for everyone 6 months and older.

Cover your cough

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


Find a flu 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. Find a clinic near you:

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