Last year we did a podcast called Hit Me with Your Best Shot. It discussed the evidence why health care workers (HCW) should all get the flu shot. We also linked to a sarcastic podcast by Dr. Mark Crislips called A Budget of Dumb Asses. For a Canadian perspective on the flu shot we suggested watching Rick Mercer’s Rant on the subject.
South Huron Hospital is known as The Little Hospital that Does. As part of our Choose Wisely initiative we decided to be the little hospital that does…flu shots. We made it mandatory for all medical staff to receive the vaccination. As part of the education campaign, a YouTube video was posted discussing flu shot myths. While highly successful it was rather long at 30 minutes.
So to promote flu shots for the 2013-14 season we created this 3min video called I’m Bat Doc. It discusses some of the myths surrounding the flu shot and encourages people to get immunized.
As always, be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.