Mayor gets his shot And urges all Cal­gar­i­ans to get theirs too

Week­end, October 27-29, 2017

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - YOUR ESSENTIAL DAILY NEWS - El­iz­a­beth Cameron for Metro | Cal­gary

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.

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