The holidays are officially here – and as we are celebrating with our loved ones and participating in our favorite seasonal festivities, we must also temper our excitement with the cold hard fact that we are in the midst of flu season.
And what could that mean? Flu shots, of course! You don’t want to spend any of the best time of the year anything but holly and jolly.
We’re already offering them at all vybe urgent care locations, so come on in and get yours now. Otherwise you’ll be fumbling through fall trying to avoid these five individuals, who will likely be spreading the flu this season:
1. Your Cousin Who Doesn’t Wash Their Hands Before Dinner
Hear us out: When the flu virus lands on somebody’s hands and they go to open a door, turn on a sink, or something along those lines in a public area, they spread those germs to whatever they touch. Those germs survive on that surface for up to 48 hours. Once you touch that same area, they transfer onto you.
Think about about how many germs this guy is covered in. Definitely find a different place to sit at Christmas dinner.
2. Post Malone
No real reason for this one other than some people think Post Malone basically looks like he has the flu 24/7. Sure, we’ll throw him in the mix. This is also a great place to remind you that flu is easily transmitted via shared cigarettes, vapes, and hookah mouthpieces.
3. Doorknob Lickers
Who are these people? Why are there so many pictures of them on the internet? Why are they like this? We have so many questions – the most important of which being: “Have they never heard about how the flu spreads?”
The answer is “apparently not,” because the truth is that one of the most common ways that the flu spreads is through the exchange of these types of physical objects that lots of people touch: silverware, phones, remotes, and – yes – doorknobs.
4. People That Sit on the Turf at the Dog Park
The turf at your local dog parks is among the filthiest places in the city. What makes you think they’ll be washing their hands an adequate number of times per day if they’re voluntarily sitting in a place like this? Matter of fact, be careful who you choose to shake hands with. These people could be spreading the flu (among other things) to you.
5. Mr. I’m-Too-Cool-for-a-Flu-Shot
Oh really? You’re “too cool?” Tell me again what’s cool about being bedridden for a week with chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, body ache, and sweating?
You’re about half as likely to get the flu if you get vaccinated. The flu shot is your best bet at escaping flu season healthy as a horse. The sooner you get one, the less you’ll need to worry about all of these flu carriers listed above.
Again, it’s always better to be prepared for flu season and not risk being bedridden throughout the most wonderful time of the year. That’s why vybe has been offering flu shots at all of our locations for months.
So needless to say, you can come in now to beat the rush – no hassles, no appointments necessary. Just drop by after work or school, get the shot, and be on your way knowing that you’ve done all you can to prepare for a healthy and happy holiday season.