One Injection (Flu Shot Anthem)

One Injection to Rule Them All

One Flu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

There’s only one thing I love more than science-based medical gangsta rap—and that’s a good old-fashioned Boy Band! So how could I resist when the Human Resources team at Zappos.com approached me about making a video PSA promoting their free flu shot clinic? I mean, science + music + shoes = What?? I was in feet-first with both velcro-strapped Keds, yo!

Especially when I realized that there was this adorable new Boy Band called One Direction, with a syrupy pop ditty called What Makes You Beautiful. A perfect parody storm!

One Mission

So I hooked up with the Zappos AV crew and we got to work. Now these guys do not mess around—it was fantastic to shoot at Zappos headquarters with such an amazing and energetic bunch of folks. Even if I got no free shoes. Zero. Not even flip-flops. What??

Flu shot video | ZDoggMD | Zappos

Get your flu shot on, yo!

Where was I? Oh yeah! So working with Patrick Warren, Darren Flores, and ‘Gonzo’ from Zappos was a hoot. You can see all of ’em in the video, including Zappos’ head of charity stuff Stevie Bautista as the hottest nurse EVER. We did a version of the video for the All Hands meeting and I got to speak to 1700 employees and visitors about the importance of flu vaccinations at the amazing Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas. That’s right folks: ZDoggMD is a bigger Vegas star than Celine! (Note: I’m referring to Celine Witherspoon, from the Zappos mail room. Not that other ‘Celine’.)

One Injection: The Flu Shot

So we’re hoping that this video raises awareness about the importance of our seasonal influenza vaccination. Myths about flu shot, dispelled:

  • Flu Shot Causes Flu:  nope. Inactivated viral fragments in the vaccine don’t cause the flu. The virus is deader than Tupac, yo. You may get some localized soreness and low grade fever/muscle aches from the immune response to the vaccine (a good thing), but that ain’t flu. Like any vaccine, there are rare severe side effects, but the benefits of mass vaccination outweigh these by far.
  • Flu Shot Don’t Work: untrue. Flu shot is an effective way to produce complete or partial immunity to the covered influenza strains. Obviously, no vaccine is 100% effective, but even a partially effective vaccine has huge benefits when we’re talking about something nasty that can be prevented, like the flu.
  • I Don’t Get Sick, So I Ain’t Gettin’ the Shot: OK, and I bet your poo don’t stink either, smarty pants! Up to 50% of people with documented influenza viral infection have no symptoms. Yet they can in theory spread the virus to our most vulnerable, like little kids and the elderly. So vaccinate yourself, because it’s about Community Immunity!
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Another ZDoggMD ZCard Original!

 

Lyrics for One Injection

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You’re insecure, don’t know what for

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Scared that she’s gonna rock your world and leave sore?

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Don’t understand her master plan

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And you’re so scared of her you peed in your pants!

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Yo!

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But everyone else in the room’s been with her

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She’ll do everyone, even you…

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Homie if you don’t hook up it’s just misery

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The sweats and fevers and aches ain’t no mystery

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Boy she’s been yearning to poke you it’s plain to see

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Don’t say no, go and get your flu shot yo!

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Stick it in, squeeze it, then rub it here

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You might be sore the next day but nothing to fear

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‘Cause after all she just gives it up once a year

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Don’t be slow, go and get your flu shot yo!

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All my homies at Zappos!

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ZDoggMD, with the DTP (Downtown Project), Zappos we gonna keep ya healthy

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Core Value: Delivering OWWW! Flu shot is what we delivering now

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How can ya get the flu from the flu shot

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The flu in the flu shot’s deader than Tupac

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Sure you may get sore or a fever, but ya save more babies than Beiber

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For you, the flu, is just a drag

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But you spreadin’ flu puts others in a bodybag!

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If everyone here were just vaccinated, then everyone might be immune

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Baby, inoculate against this misery

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If not for you then for friends and for family

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‘Cause influenza can end ya, it’s plain to see

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It may blow, but go and get your flu shot yo

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All my homies at Zappos…

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  • RN

    Hysterical, AND educational. I can’t believe this isn’t viral!!!

    • Hey, we’re trying to PREVENT viruses here 😉

  • StickerMD

    Vaccines Save Lives, Yo.\nI know it’s true because I saw it on a bumper sticker.

  • Melissa

    Well, as far as I’m concerned, I’ve put it up on my uni’s facebook site for the med students to get their vax on, yo!

    • Word! Medical students are expendable, but we don’t want them spreading their yucky diseases to important people like Attendings and Nurses, yo! That herd needs vaxxing!

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  • J

    Just Stole the Ke$ha joke…and re-posted. Still laughing…

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    • Thanks, yo! I know of Dr. Josh and he definitely rocks his thing.

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  • It is a little more dressier than the regular style so I am able to wear them to work and feel like I don’t look too casual, the backing on the ankle was not that sexy to me but the rest of it is plus. All the style and durability that has become synonymous with shoes, The insoles are moldable as well and will be placed in the oven for one minute before you do the shoes. http://www.esceh.com

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