Lovelace Health System held its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” flu event in October at Adobe Acres Elementary School.
More than 40 third-graders learned proper hand-washing techniques and received information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an Albuquerque Public Schools nurse. There was also a demonstration on how germs spread with Glo Germ and a black light.
The event launched a public awareness campaign for Albuquerque Public Elementary Schools and local area businesses on preventing the spread of the flu. Elementary school children are the primary targets for the campaign because of their propensity to transmit flu viruses. The campaign includes free flu information that is being distributed to all APS elementary schools.