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Did you get the flu shot?

Did you get the flu shot this year?

Now that you spend your days in a hospital amongst vulnerable people, it’s definitely something you should consider if you haven’t already. It’s safe. It won’t make you sick (your arm might hurt a little!). And it’ll protect your patients – even if you are young and can fight off the flu, you can spread the flu to others.

Not convinced it’s right for you? Can Canadian funnyman Rick Mercer help?

You can get the shot from a pharmacist, your family doc or it’s also still available at Sunnybrook, St. John’s Rehab and the Holland Centre. Visit Occupational Health and Safety at the Bayview campus (HG-46A) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  At the Holland Centre, please call Occupational Health and Safety in the second floor at (416) 967-8510.  At St. John’s Rehab, call ext. 7090 or visit Room S266.

Here’s Sunnybrook’s Chief of Microbiology Dr. Andrew Simor debunking some flu / flu shot myths on Sunnyview with Monica Matys:

Protect yourself, your patients and your family by getting the vaccine.

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Alexis Dobranowski

Alexis Dobranowski is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

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