A couple of days ago, I stopped in the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. New signs hung on the counter and walls, advertising the times you could come in and get your annual flu shot. I felt a little guilty because I haven’t gotten a flu shot for a few years. Why? Just lazy. At my last job, they brought the flu shots to the office and you simply had to walk down the hall. Now, I have to make an appointment at the pharmacy or the doctor’s office and so I just haven’t gotten one. This makes me a bit of a jerk, and if you don’t get one either, it makes you a bit of a jerk. Here’s why.
The flu is a serious illness.
We like to joke about the flu. Television shows depict people moaning on the bed and demanding all sorts of things from oppressed spouses or parents. But it’s not a laughing matter. The CDC estimates that 200,000 people per year are hospitalized for the flu in the United States each year, with up to 49,000 people dying. That’s no joke.
To keep reading, click here: If You Don’t Get a Flu Shot, You’re a Jerk