#FluShotFace winner happy to encourage flu shot campaign

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:17pm

Laura Smith, you have the most liked #FluShotFace.

Facebook fans have spoken, and Laura Smith is the ultimate Capital Health Facebook Flu Shot champion. Her photo garnered 33 likes, the most of all photos posted to the gallery.

The campaign aimed to get Capital Health employees and partners talking about the flu shot and its importance. It also gave physicians and staff the opportunity to role model as vaccine supporters for the community.

Smith recognizes that it can be hard to voice your opinions, but believes in showing support for something you believe in.

“At first I was nervous to post my photo on Facebook showing my support for the flu shot because I feared judgment from those who don’t believe in it or agree with my opinion,” she said. “But then I realized that I do believe in it, and it’s important for all of us to stand up for what we believe in. The flu shot face campaign gave me the platform to share my views in a positive way.”

Smith will receive a cash prize, and bragging rights, for her participation.

It’s not too late to get your flu shot from your pharmacist or family doctor. If you do, please email Mary Bourque to let her know so you’ll be included in the grand totals and have a chance to win some great prizes. In your email to Mary, please include your name, department, your date of birth, and the date that you received your shot.  Mary can also book an individual appointment here at Capital Health even though our clinic schedule is over.