Lovelace Health System holds 8th Annual ‘Don’t Bug Me’ flu campaign

Lovelace Health System holds 8th Annual 'Don't Bug Me' flu campaign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Flu season is here and one organization is teaching children how to better protect themselves.

Lovelace Health System held its 8th annual “Don’t Bug Me” flu campaign Thursday at Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School.

Third graders there were taught flu prevention techniques, how to stop the spread of the flu with flu shots, and of course, how to wash their hands properly.

“Applying the soap and scrubbing the amount of time it takes to sing happy birthday, rinsing the hands and then trying to turn off the sink with the paper towel and then drying the hands,” said Pediatrician Karen Ortiz.

Studies by the CDC show hand washing, and teaching hand washing, drastically reduces illnesses in children.

All the kids Thursday got green “Don’t Bug Me” shirts and visors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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