EMS Tips

Got My Flu Shot … Finally

After considerable dilly dallying I got my flu shot a week and half ago while I was in Kansas City. The pharmacist at Target near my hotel administered the shot. He prefaced the experience by saying, “I don’t like needles.” Then in an agonizingly slow motion he administered the IM injection in my left deltoid.

Pro Tip: Go fast through the skin for less pain.

We discussed the importance of vaccinations on the EMSEduCast recently, Transition from Public Health to EMS Educator – Episode 125.

Also check out this post on Why You Should get a Flu Shot … don’t be a dumb ass.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.