An Unreal Approved Guide to DIY Flu Shots

Sep 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm
click to enlarge An Unreal Approved Guide to DIY Flu Shots
photo courtesy St. Louis County Department of Health
​The swine flu is coming! Flu season is here! We're all gonna die! Everybody panic! Ahhhhhh!

(Unreal dons surgical mask, douses hands in sanitizer, takes a deep breath and...phew. Ok.)

Seriously folks, the St. Louis County Department of Health wants to raise community awareness for flu season and to that effect they have been busy bombarding local media outlets with press releases, creating a new website with the sole purpose of providing flu information, and staging photo-ops (like the one pictured above) with County executive Charlie Dooley receiving a dose of the ol' vaccine juice.

Mostly the campaign drills home the obvious: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, don't go to work when you're sick. Duh.

There's also a fanatical emphasis on vaccination, especially for children and the elderly. It's a great idea, considering the flu kills about 36,000 people each year, mostly in those high-risk groups.

But what about other age groups? Teens, twenty-somethings, eighties babies, and everyone in between? If you don't want to hog that precious preventative medicine from the people who really need it, Unreal has discovered a way to make an effective* flu vaccine in the comfort of your own home...

*probably not effective or safe at all.

(Hat tip to Slog for the find)