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    In the Loop: ‘Boo the Flu’ Makes Flu Shots Less Scary

Little girl wearing a Captain America costume

This story originally appeared October 15, 2015, on In the Loop.

If you're a parent, you know the delicate dance it can take to make sure your kids get the shots they need to stay healthy. And with flu season bearing down on us, the struggle is about to get real once again. That idea wasn't lost on members of the Family Resource, Education and Support Hub Mayo Employees Resource Group on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. They wanted to see if they could make getting a flu shot a little easier, maybe even enjoyable, for kids and parents by eliminating some obstacles and adding some fun.

“I remember several people last year mentioned how hard it was to juggle work, school and available appointments, and they or their spouses had to take off to bring the kids in to get their flu shot,” says family physician and group member Alva Roche-Green, M.D. “I knew other employees had the same problem, including me, so we began brainstorming."

Read the rest of the story on In the Loop.