Sep 8, 2011
Flu Vaccine: The Shot In The Arm We Need
I invited Carol Gugerty to share the reasoning behind our active promotion of receiving an annual flu shot. Understand the facts, then plan a time to visit the flu shot clinic in the first floor annex conference room.
Carol Gugerty, Chief Nursing Officer
It’s hard to believe, but fall is quickly approaching. You’ve seen all the signs: Halloween candy displays in stores, chilly mornings, football games, and, now, flu shot posters.
We’re asking all employees to receive a flu shot during one of the upcoming flu shot clinics. Vaccination against the flu is an important part of making KSB Hospital a safe place for patients and employees. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that everyone receive the flu vaccine, and puts special importance on healthcare providers receiving the vaccine.
Think of a flu shot as another layer of protection. We wash our hands, use clean linens, sterilize equipment, and don protective masks in the name of preventing the spread of illness. The flu shot is one more way we can avoid passing the flu to our children, spouse, patients, and co-workers. By taking this simple, free opportunity to get a flu shot, we can help avoid missing school, calling off work, and spreading an illness to at-risk patients.
Flu shots are available September 16, 21 & 22 and October 4 & 7; each of these days from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor Annex Conference Room.