Mayor gets his shot And urges all Calgarians to get theirs too
Weekend, October 27-29, 2017
Get your gosh-darn flu shot, Calgary.
That was Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s message as he got his at the Richmond Road Diagnostic Centre’s immunization clinic on Thursday.
“I try not to cry,” he joked as he rolled up his sleeve.
Last year, 1,600 Albertans were hospitalized due to influenza and many of them probably never expected to — the virus can hit otherwise healthy people.
“Influenza is a very serious disease,” Nenshi said. “It kills many, many people in Calgary, in the province and across Canada and the rest of the world every year.”
He said it’s vital to get your flu shot because even if you feel healthy, the people around you might not be.
“In my job, I meet so many people every single day — seniors, babies and people who might have compromised immune systems — and I do not want to make any of them sick,” Nenshi said. “So it’s really important for me to get my flu shot and I hope everyone else does, too.”
The City of Calgary raised $2,000 for the United Way on Thursday with their sixth annual Calgary Transit Bus Pull competition. The winning team, dubbed the “Henn House,” took home the trophy after hauling a 13-tonne city bus over 100 feet faster than the 11 other teams.
gets his flu shot on thursday.
Mayor naheed nenshi