Since 2019, the Don’t Bug Me flu awareness and prevention campaign, a joint partnership between Mountainside Medical Center and the Montclair Health Department, is designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits to avoid getting or spreading the flu. This year, we are expanding efforts to include COVID-19 prevention. The awareness effort is conducted throughout classrooms, social media and businesses, and is supported by materials provided to teachers and businesses; public appearances; and print, broadcast and other 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.
Use soap and warm water and wash for 20 seconds.
It’s the best protection for everyone 6 months and older.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue and throw it away.
Wear a mask indoors and outdoors when you cannot social/physical distance.
Practice social/physical distancing whenever possible.
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: