Get Your Flu Shot, President Stanley Urges Community


Hi, I’m Sam Stanley. Every year that I’ve been at Stony Brook University,
beginning with my inauguration, I’ve had a flu shot. And every year I’ve filmed it, and I’ve broadcast
it to the campus community. Why do I do this? Because I think it’s so important that each and every
one of us gets vaccinated against the flu. The flu is a very serious disease. Each year around the United States, between
9 million and 36 million individuals become infected with influenza. They get sick. They miss days of work; they can miss days
of classes. In addition, between 150 and 700,000 people
will end up being hospitalized with more severe disease. Ultimately, between 12,000 and as many as
56,000 people each year can die from the flu. I don’t want to be one of those statistics. I don’t want you to be one of those statistics. And that’s why I get vaccinated and I broadcast
it. And I’m doing it again this year. I’m ready. The vaccine is safe, it’s effective at preventing
influenza, and it doesn’t hurt a bit. So I encourage each and every one of you to
get your flu shot. Thanks.

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