The Flu Campaign is coming back with a twist on Monday, Oct. 19. Check out this video for more information. (Credit: UHNToronto YouTube)

The Flu Campaign is less than a week away and it's coming back with a twist.

Starting Monday, Oct. 19, you'll be able to receive the flu vaccine at a flu cart coming your way.

​​Last year, each time a UHN staff member received a flu shot UHN donated one vaccine to a child in a developing country through UNICEF Canada.

This year, we're increasing our global health and safety initiative.​

A new take on last year's success

Once again UHN will donate one essential vaccine to a child in a developing country through UNICEF Canada.

And this year - for every 50 flu shots UHN gives out, we'll also donate a five-month supply of clean water to a child in need by providing 73 water purification tablets through UNICEF.

This year, choosing prevention and getting the flu shot will help protect you, your family, our patients and children around the world.

In with the new…and in with the old!

As in past years, each staff member who receives a flu vaccine at a UHN flu cart will receive a full-sized chocolate bar.

On top of that, staff, physicians, students and volunteers at UHN will also be eligible to submit their name to be part of a weekly draw at each hospital. To include your name in the draw, get your flu shot and fill out a 'flu draw form.'​

The winners of the weekly draw will be contacted on Mondays. Prizes include gift cards to shopping centres such as Sherway, Fairview, Yorkdale, Don Mills and Square One.

Let's get social

This year's flu campaign is holding a social media contest for an exciting prize. The winner will be announced at the end of the campaign.

To participate in this year's social media contest:

  1. Roll up your sleeves for the flu shot
  2. Take a selfie
  3. Tweet it using our campaign hashtag #Ever​yFluShotCounts and tag @UHN_News.  

If you don't have Twitter, don't worry! Email us your flu selfie at social@uhn.ca and we'll tweet it out for you. You'll still be eligible to win the exciting prize.

This year's flu campaign starts on Monday, Oct. 19.​​​

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