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Don’t Miss Out Because of Cold and Flu

The last time I had the flu was at the very end of the year, in 2014. I became sick just after Christmas and only started to feel better on New Years Day 2015. Not only did I miss the festivities of New Years Eve, but this day on the calendar also marks my birthday.

Boy, did I ever miss out! Don’t Miss Out Because of Cold and Flu

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During this time in which I had the flu, I literally could not get out of bed. I can’t even think of previous point in time when I felt that horrible, it was such a painful and draining experience.

Yet, we do learn through experience, and this particular one taught me that it’s worth taking any and all steps to prevent the flu. I would be a very happy Tammi if I never felt like that again!

Thing is, there is no point in time when having the cold and flu wouldn’t be an inconvenience. Think of all the things we do in a week – a day! For some, it means missed work or school, and a backlog of all duties which would have to be done at a later date. My schedule is pretty full, and cramming more in to make up for lost days makes me frantic just thinking about it! 

Fact is, you could be missing out on a whole lot more than a lunch date though. Approximately 12,000 Canadians will be hospitalized this year because their flu will be so severe. Sadder yet, approximately 3,500 Canadians will die from the flu. 

The flu is HIGHLY contagious and between 3.5 and 7 million people come down with the flu each year, yet 70 to 90% of flu cases can be averted through vaccination! While no vaccine is 100% effective, your best defense against the flu is getting your annual flu shot. 

Shoppers Drug mart flu season dont miss out

Flu season typically occurs from November to March or April, so NOW is the best time to get the flu shot. 

Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy, they offer flu immunizations administered by an injection-certified pharmacist. You don’t even need to make an appointment to be that flu fighter 2015! 

 

Disclosure: I am compensated for my part in the #SDMFluFighters program, all opinions are my own.

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  1. I don’t want to miss out on the trip to Calgary in April for grandbaby number three.

  2. I don’t want to miss out on spending time with my niece and grandma because i have the flu or cold! I always seem to get a cold during the worst possible time! I was sick last year during my cousins wedding and could not spend much time with them cause of the baby and me not wanting to get everyone sick including the bride! I was pretty bummed out about not being able to see them much.

  3. I don’t want to miss out on ski days with the family. Also can’t miss out on visiting my parents next month to help out when my dad has surgery.

  4. I don’t want to miss out on winter activities such as skating on the lake and going cross country skiing

  5. I don’t want to miss out on anything especially brunches with my girls and weekend shopping with my mom!

  6. I don’t want to miss out on Family Day Weekend – I’ve been waiting for a day off since New Year’s!

  7. I have also missed out on Christmas because of the flu, so I definitely don’t want to miss out on any more family holidays!

  8. Don’t want to miss out on my Birthday get together as I’m getting so old & need to be flu free please ????

  9. work!! I work because I have to, not because I want to. Right now we have three people off at work due to illness…Terry’s got a sinus infection and the doc told her to stay home for a week, Shelly can’t even talk her throat is so bad and she’s lasted an hr each day the last three days (But she’s taking today off so she has the whole weekend to recover) and Amanda has the 24ounce flu

  10. I don’t want to miss out on the kids swimming lessons. They are doing so well and love it when Mommy is watching.

  11. I don’t want to miss out on vacation days that my hubby has booked off next month.

  12. I don’t want to miss out on visiting my mother for a few weeks. I really don’t want to bring her the flu.

  13. I don’t want to miss out on having a good time on our trip to Cuba. Flying is really awful on my ears when I have a cold.

  14. I don’t want to miss out on spending time with family and friends, because of cold and flu!

  15. My son (an adult) who lives with me has just had a very bad dose of the flu, in I had to take him to the ER at 9:30 pm, we got back home at 02:30 am. So I know what to expect if I got the flu, I am so glad that I got my flu jab which is probably what prevented me catching it from my son and there’s no way I want to miss my trip to visit my daughter and grandchildren next weekend πŸ™‚

  16. My kids have special days off of school this month and I would hate to be sick when they’re off. I’d rather be doing something fun with the family.

  17. My 98 year old mother lives in a nursing home and they don’t let you in if you have a cold! I would miss that!

  18. I’m heavily involved with parent care, and I can’t afford to be sick and risk passing it on to them.

  19. I don’t want to miss out on my sister’s birthday supper because of a cold or flu.

  20. I don’t want to miss out enjoying the weekend with hubby, dining out, movies and theatre.

  21. I don’t want to miss out on my friends wedding in a few weeks or my trip to spend time with my niece on her birthday in March.

  22. I don’t want to miss work

    Oh, wait a minute, let me think about that for a bit … πŸ™‚

  23. I do not want to miss out on spending time and enjoying my kids because of colds or flu.

  24. I don`t want to miss my sons hockey games and tournaments because of the cold or flu

  25. I don’t want to miss out on my granddaughters weekly visit. I take them once a week for the day! We have so much fun!

  26. I don’t want to miss going to see my grandson for his first birthday, visiting my other grandchildren or visiting with my parents because I have the cold or flu.

  27. I don’t want to miss out on time with my Grand kids because of a cold or flu πŸ™‚

  28. I don’t want to miss out on time with my Family. Thanks so much for the chance πŸ™‚

  29. I don’t want to miss out on watching my grandson’s hockey game next weekend, he’ll be the team’s goalie for the first time and is really excited about it.

  30. I can’t miss out on any days, with a bunch of small kids to look after you can’t have a sick day!

  31. I would hate to miss any of my son’s basketball games as this is his first year playing.

  32. I’ve invested in myself this year. I’m trying to keep track of steps to keep my body moving, if I were to get the flu/cold it would set me back in attaining my goals πŸ™‚

  33. I don’t want to miss out on my daily afternoon walks – the fresh air is healthy for me!

  34. I would be sad to miss out on Valentine’s Day because of the flu.

  35. Date nights with my boyfriend! or Hockey Playoffs with my son! or wine nights with the girls!
    I like to be social, and don’t want to miss out on any of it.

  36. I don’t want to miss out on family activities, vacations, plays, concert and so much more.

  37. I don’t want to miss out on anything. It seems all the fun stuff happens whenever I get the flu.

  38. I don’t want to miss out on visiting my grandparents. I’d hate to skip my visits or put them at risk by going there.

  39. I have a big, upcoming work event which I definitely don’t want to miss out on because I get to doll myself up!

  40. We are busy people, photographing, meeting celebrities. I don’t want to miss a single moment of it.

  41. I don’t want to miss out on anything due to cold or flu, but especially our planned trip to celebrate our anniversary.

  42. I don’t want to miss a moment of our time in Canada, there’s so much to see and do!

  43. I don’t want to miss out on going to the gym, seeing friends or spending time with my nephew because of the flu!

  44. I don’t want to miss out on going to my youngest son’s SportPlay classes. He would be so sad to miss them because of a cold or flu.

  45. I have a girls day planned tomorrow for manicures which is a huge treat for me. I’d be disappointed if I came down with the flu tonight…ugh

  46. I don’t want to miss out on my daughters gymnastics competitions. She has 8 in the next 4 months!

  47. I’d miss going to the gym!
    I look forward to my work out everyday. Getting a cold and being all yucky makes me feel lazy and unproductive. Plus you don’t want to spread all the nasty germs on the equipment.

  48. i don’t want to miss out spending quality time with family because it is chinese new year!!!

  49. I don’t want to miss out on any of the great parties and celebrations I have coming up very soon!

  50. Work!
    I help immigrants get settled at their job and they are so sad when I can’t come!
    They need me.

  51. I have a busy work year planned for myself with lots of clients and goals to meet and i’d hate to have to cancel on anyone because of the flu!

  52. I don’t want to miss anything because of cold or flu ! It makes you feel so awful ! I just don’t want to feel like that ever ! Plus no one wants to be near you so they don’t catch it !

  53. I don’t want to miss out on an of my daughter’s after school team tournaments.

  54. I don’t want to miss out on spending time enjoying the outdoors this winter, doing things like skating and sledding with my son.

  55. I dont want to miss out on any time with my kids or the grad activities my son is involved in.

  56. I cannot miss any time since I work three days a week. The gift pack is a brilliant idea.

  57. I don’t want to miss out on life because of flu or cold! Too much living to do and fun to have. πŸ™‚

  58. Cold and flu season is the worst. Working with kids, I get sick more easily and more frequently, and I hate the thought of spreading it back to them.

  59. I don’t want to miss out on spending time with my best friend’s newborn son! So many cuddles that I would miss if I was sick!

  60. I don’t want to miss out on going to skating with Sophie every Thursday and seeing her get better.

  61. I dont want to miss out on time creating fun memories with my girls! Things like baking, movie nights, fun community events etc.

  62. I don’t want to miss out on visiting my dad in the nursing home because of flu (they wont let me visit)

  63. I got my flu shot. Don’t want to miss out on all the winter funny being bogged down with the flu.

  64. I don’t want to miss out on any more holiday celebrations like I did this past Christmas when I was sick the whole Christmas break!

  65. I don’t want to jinx myself but not much I wouldn’t want to miss. Guess next thing up is my son’s bday. Need to be healthy to make cake, cook and host.

  66. I don’t want to miss out on flying up to be with my daughter when she has her baby! This Nan wants to be there for her and the soon to arrive granddaughter!

  67. I dont want to miss out on the only winter weather we have had this season. Love walking/hiking in the snow, so beautiful and refreshing. Love seeing the winter wildlife too.

  68. I don’t want to miss out on My Mom’s 75th birthday! I don’t want to miss out on time with my family or grandchildren either.

  69. I definitely do not want to miss my three girls upcoming joint birthday party because of a cold or flu! It’s going to be great- an indoor playground with a zillion kids and all of us parents, and my girls will love it. I absolutely cannot be in rough shape!

  70. i’d hate to miss out on my beloved managers last day if i got sick πŸ™

  71. I broke my leg in October, and had to miss out on lots of activities with my husband and young daughter over the past few months. I don’t want to miss out on any more memories because of the flu!

  72. I already had the flu and I missed out on a week of hanging out with the kids and going to my sons sports. I also was worried about going out for necessities like groceries because I didn’t want to risk making anyone who is high risk ill. I definitely don’t want to feel like that again and am being extra careful to try and keep any colds in the house contained. Kids staying home, not going out, washing hands etc. SOOO important. I don’t know where I caught the flu but with an autoimmune issue I know how important it is that people don’t spread it!!

  73. I don’t want to miss out on work! Hubby and I drive team so it takes us both down when one is sick!

  74. It’s happened every time that a co-worker who coughs is sick and passes that on to me. I then get sick and miss work, therefore missing pay. Who wants to miss work and not getting paid because of an individual who doesn’t care about transferring their misery to others?

  75. I don’t want to miss out on watching my son learn to ice skate because I have the cold or flu.

  76. I don’t want to miss out on spending time with my family an friends.I have a new grandson and
    don’t want to miss out on getting his butterfly kisses and baby hugs.Love him so much! πŸ™‚

  77. I don’t want to miss out the school field trips that I am going to go with my kids because of cold/flu

  78. I don’t want to miss out on enjoying each day because I am feeling sick and tired and cranky.

  79. I don’t want to miss out on beautiful weather – this winter has been weirdly warm, and I don’t want to be stuck inside when it pushes about 0C

  80. I don’t want to miss out on spending time with my 3 year old grand daughter Lexie!

  81. I don’t want to miss out on my Cousins Wedding due to Cold or Flu. TBH I don’t want to miss out on anything. Having the cold and Flu is the pits!! Thanks for the chance. This kit would be great to be prepared for the worst.

  82. when I was in SDM this morning there was a lady in front of me getting cold meds and her bill was $41 ..its not only , NOT cheap to be sick (missed days) but the over the counter meds are kinda nuts

  83. Ever since my son was born – every Friday has been “Happy Friday”. The end of each week I would plan mini-adventures – a Tim Horton’s Donut, Movie, Popcorn, New Shirt….Well now that there are more time constraints – work/church/friends & family events – in has been skirted back to once a month. This month the Harlem Globetrotters are visiting Edmonton March 5th – purchased 2 tickets for a night out with Mom, excited because this is a surprise. He will be thrilled – I certainly don’t want to be sick for that !

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  84. GREAT COLLECTION TO BATTLE COLD AND FLU, I DON’T WANT TO MISS going oUT and HAVING GREAT TIME BECAUSE OF COLD AND FLU

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