Meet Jules, 17. High school student, grocery store employee, soccer player.
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Jules, 17

Jules lives with their younger brother and sister, mom and dad in Montreal. They attend public high school where they’re in the yearbook club. Jules also works part-time at a grocery store and plays recreational soccer on the weekends.

Will Jules get a flu shot?

 

 

OCT 25

 

 

Women are 35% more likely than men to get the flu shot.35%
About 36% of Canadians 18+ receive the flu vaccine every year.
36%

 

 

 

Although Jules had never gotten a flu shot in the past, it had been on their mind lately. Jules decided to call the pharmacy down the street and was able to get a flu shot right away.

Jules feels that as a healthy young teenager, they don’t need to get a flu shot. That’s just for the sick and old, isn’t it?

On Tuesdays, Jules goes to the yearbook meeting at lunchtime. The yearbook team has about 10 people working on it, in close quarters and sharing computers and physical layouts.

Jules doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, Jules has chills and a fever and is short of breath. Jules got the flu shot, but based on their symptoms, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.Since Jules didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Nov 9
One person has died from the flu this season, Manitoba Health has confirmed.
#influenza #ManitobaHealth #GetVaccinated

Nov 9

 

 

 

In 2015-16, the flu shot was, overall, just shy of 45-50% effective.

 

 

 

Every weekend, Jules plays soccer. There are 11 people on their team, plus two coaches. The whole family comes out to watch Jules play.

Jules doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, Jules has chills and a fever and is short of breath. Jules got the flu shot, but based on their symptoms, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.Since Jules didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Dec 21
#DYK that even if you get the flu after you get vaccinated, the #flushot can help reduce the severity of your symptoms?
#influenza #FluFacts #GetVaccinated

DEC 21

 

 

 

10 to 20% of Canada’s population get influenza each year.


 

 

 

Jules is saving for college, so they work a few shifts a week at the grocery store near home. Usually they’re a cashier, checking people out and bagging groceries.

Jules doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, Jules has chills and a fever and is short of breath. Jules got the flu shot, but based on their symptoms, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.Since Jules didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Feb 2
Get your flu shot as soon as it’s available. It can take up to two weeks to build immunity after you get the flu shot.
#HerdImmunity #FluFacts #TheMoreYouKnow

FEB 2

 

 

 

 

Influenza
and pneumonia are among the
top-10 causes of death
in Canada.

 

 

 

Chemistry class is Jules’s favourite — who doesn’t love getting to mix things together? Jules works closely with their lab partner to make sure everything is documented correctly. Anything for an A!

Jules doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, Jules has chills and a fever and is short of breath. Jules got the flu shot, but based on their symptoms, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.Since Jules didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Mar 14
This year’s vaccine has been determined to be a closer genetic match to this year’s strain than last year’s was.
#WeDidIt #BetterMatch #GetVaccinated

MAR 14

 

 

 

The national target is 80%
31% of children aged six months to four years usually get the flu vaccine.

 

 

 

Jules’s family tries to make sure they have dinner together at least a few times a week. With so many different schedules, it can be tough, but family time is important. Spaghetti night is always family night!

Jules doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, Jules has chills and a fever and is short of breath. Jules got the flu shot, but based on their symptoms, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.Since Jules didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely they’ve caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Apr 9
Not all bugs need drugs! #Antibiotics aren’t effective to treat viruses like a cold or the flu
#NotAllBugs #AntibioticsWontHelpTheFlu

APR 9

 

 

 

How often did Jules 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.