Vaccine Education at Flu Clinic

Catherine and Oliver and I went to the Jack Blanchard Family Centre this morning for our annual flu vaccination (clinics are being held now across the Island, and the flu vaccine is free for everyone for the first time).

The nurses who administer the vaccine recommend hanging around the waiting room for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine; usually this time is spent twiddling thumbs and clock-watching, but this year we were handed a survey to fill out on a variety of vaccination topics. It was a thorough and informative survey, to the point where I requested and received supplemental information about the vaccines I might have missed along the way. By the time the survey was done and pamphlets in my hand the 15 minutes were up and it was time to go.

Kudos to PEI Public Health for using otherwise dead time to both gather information and to inform.