2009--2010 HSL Flu Vaccine Campaign
To promote influenza vaccination this year, Hebrew SeniorLife is sharing its campaign designed to strongly and succinctly express the importance of getting vaccinated - the "Get V'ed" campaign.
The letter and symbol of a "V" commonly evokes a number of associations. In this case, not only does the "V" represent the "V" in vaccination, and therefore the importance of getting vaccinated, but also as a symbol of peace, the peace of mind that you will feel, knowing that you will not get ill with the flu. In addition the "V" stands for the "V" in victory that you will have over the flu as well as other secondary illnesses like pneumonia.
As part of this campaign, Hebrew SeniorLife has created four public service announcements (PSA), each dispelling a different "myth" about getting vaccinated. These PSAs were filmed with HSL staff as the stars. Please click on the links below to view these PSAs. (NOTE: It may take several minutes to download these videos.)
Watch "I Never Get the Flu" on YouTube or Download PSA Video
Watch "The Flu is Insignificant" on YouTube or Download PSA Video
Watch "Scared of Needles" on YouTube or Download PSA Video
Watch "Can't Get the Flu from the Flu Vaccine" on YouTube or Download PSA Video
Infection control is in your hands
Influenza and Norovirus season has arrived. In order to protect our residents, staff and visitors at Hebrew SeniorLife, we follow strict infection control practices in conjunction with protocols and guidelines established by the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View Guidelines
Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Hebrew SeniorLife is making its public service announcements available to schools, businesses and organizations in the community.
Find where to get a flu shot
The flu shot locator is easy! Just enter your zip and see where to get your free flu shot. Learn more about "The Flu & You."
Spending time with a resident?
Vistors, family and staff, please help us prevent infections by cleaning your hands with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching our patients or residents or their surroundings.
Questions? Lisa A. Graves, R.N., Infection Control Practitioner, 617-363-8330