Meet Ajit, 34. Emergency department nurse, coffee enthusiast, dungeon master.
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Ajit, 34

Ajit lives alone in Vancouver. His tiny studio apartment is all he needs, given his long hours as a nurse in the emergency department at the local hospital. Ajit drinks (too much) coffee and might have a crush on the local barista.

Will Ajit get a flu shot?

 

 

OCT 4

 

 

The national target is 80%.
50% of health-care workers get the flu vaccine.

 

 

 

Ajit gets a flu shot every year. As a front-line health-care worker, he’s regularly in contact with people who have the flu or who are at high risk of becoming ill.

Ajit believes he has a strong immune system, based on his experience as a nurse.

A shift as a nurse in the emergency department can be 10 to 12 hours long, and Ajit sees up to 200 patients a shift sometimes. Usually Ajit works two to three shifts a week, but he never says no to overtime.

Ajit doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, he is coughing and has a fever and a sore throat. Ajit got the flu shot, but based on his symptoms, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.Since Ajit didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Oct 19
Nova Scotia has ordered 447,000 doses of influenza vaccine at an anticipated cost of $3.4 million, which will begin to be distributed next week.
#NovaScotiaHealth #HereComestheVaccine #FightInfluenza #ReadytoVaccinate

 

OCT 19

 

 

 

Adults with influenza can remain infectious for
3 to 5 days
after the onset of symptoms.

Children may remain infectious for up to a week after getting the flu.

 

 

 

 

Okay, don’t judge, but Ajit is a chaotic neutral gnome wizard in his latest Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Every weekend, Ajit and a few of his friends go on exciting adventures in the game from the kitchen table.

Ajit doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, he is coughing and has a fever and a sore throat. Ajit got the flu shot, but based on his symptoms, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.Since Ajit didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Nov 3
If flu activity in Australia and the southern hemisphere is any indication, Canada — and North America on the whole — could be in for a nasty flu season in the months ahead.
#WatchingAustralia #InfluenzaAcrosstheWorld #FluActivity

NOV 3

75% of adults who get the flu shot receive it in October or November.

 

Maybe it’s thanks to his long hours as a nurse, but Aijt cannot make it through the day without a cup of coffee! His favourite place to grab a cup is the little 24/7 café a few blocks away. Double shot of espresso anyone?

Ajit doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, he is coughing and has a fever and a sore throat. Ajit got the flu shot, but based on his symptoms, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.Since Ajit didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Dec 19
There have been a total of 5,927 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in Alberta to date.
#AlbertaHealth #AlbertaInfluenza #GetVaccinated

DEC 19

 

 

The national target is 80%.
37% of those aged 18 to 64 with medical conditions get the flu shot.

 

 

 

On days between long shifts, Ajit needs to stretch his legs. Luckily there’s a good trail nearby where he can run. While he’s not really training for a marathon, maybe it’s something he’d like to do one day!

Ajit doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, he is coughing and has a fever and a sore throat. Ajit got the flu shot, but based on his symptoms, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.Since Ajit didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely he’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Feb 18
Public health officials estimate that if at least 75% of the public were to be immunized, “herd immunity” would occur.
#HerdImmunityIsTheBestImmunity #GetVaccinated

 

 

 

FEB 18
How often did Ajit get the flu?
35%
with the flu shot
70%
without the flu shot

The results are updated based on interactions with this choose-your-own-adventure activity and do not reflect medically-accurate statistics. Statistics shown throughout the adventure are based on fact. See more on our sources page.