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Where do I get my flu shot?
UHN's Flu Campaign is now in its fourth and final week.
Our Flu Campaign supports two initiatives with UNICEF Canada that will help children around the world. The last day to participate is Friday, Nov. 13.
Have you received your flu shot yet?
As our 2015 Flu Campaign approaches its last few days, we asked the UHN staff featured in the campaign's launch video to tell us why they received the flu vaccine this year. This is what they had to say:
Why did you receive your flu shot?
Dr. Korosh Khalili, Abdominal Radiologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Cancer Clinical Research Unit:
"I've received my flu shot this year for the safety of
my little guys at home and
mypatients at work. And the shot never felt better knowing that
children around the world are receiving care through UHN's flu campaign donations."
Carol Scovil, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist and Rehabilitation Engineer in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program (TR):
"It was important for me to get the flu vaccine this year to protect
our patients, as well as my
99-year-old grandmother, and
Dr. Raghu Venuogpal, Emergency Physician:
"I got my flu shot this year because I feel it's really important to protect
my patients - many of whom are elderly and immune-compromised, or maybe healthy adults - and also for myself to be healthy for working and keeping
my family healthy."
Marilyn Burbidge, Medical Imaging Decision Support Co-ordinator:
"Among other things, I considered it important to receive my flu shot this year because
my parents live in a
senior's facility in Stratford and I want to be able to visit them and not have to worry about causing any illness to them or
their friends in their home."
Dr. Brian Hodges, EVP Education:
"I am one of the first people to get the flu vaccine every year. It is important to me to take every opportunity I can to protect the
patients and families at UHN count on us to care for them. Getting the flu shot is part of that commitment. And then, of course, there are the chocolate bars!"
Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Staff Physician, Divisions of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases:
"I felt that it was important to get the influenza vaccination this year (and every year) to help prevent infection in
my family and
the patients I see."
Edith Ng, Occupational Therapist at the Acquired Brain Injury Program (TR):
"I get the flu shot every year because it is important for me to know that I have done what I can to prevent the spread of flu to
my patients and
What happens when staff get their flu shot at UHN?
This year's UHN Flu Campaign involves
two initiatives with UNICEF Canada, and
two contests. When a UHN staff member receives their flu shot, they…
What if I received my flu shot outside of UHN this season?
If you are a UHN staff member who
already received your flu vaccine outside of UHN, please submit proof of vaccination to:
We will then match your vaccine with our UNICEF initiative, provide you with a free chocolate bar and enter your name in our weekly gift card draw.
When you receive your flu shot this season you are helping protect yourself, your family, our patients and children around the world. To make your shot count towards the UNICEF collaboration, and to qualify for our two contests, please visit a flu cart near you by end of day, Friday, Nov. 13.
Following Nov. 13, you can still protect yourself this flu season by receiving your flu vaccine at the nearest Occupational Health Clinic to you.
Let's make every shot count, UHN.