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Be sure to get a ’flu shot

Everyone needs to get a ’flu shot.

I know we can find many reasons to avoid the shot, such as “It takes too much time,” “I don’t like needles,” or “Often it really isn’t effective.” The excuses are easy to come by.

However, let’s just debunk some of the excuses. With doctors, the health unit, the family health team, and all the pharmacies offering ’flu shots, it really doesn’t take too much time.

I was in and out—filling out the paperwork, having the shot, and waiting around to make sure I didn’t collapse—in less than 15 minutes.

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