(Toledo, OH) A colleague at UT tipped me off to the fact that the university was offering influenza vaccines to staff members over the next few days in the student union.
Good news - the flu shot was free. Bad news (not really) - nursing students were administering the injection under supervision.
Alas - it was painless, and I have ostensibly boosted my immunity to most of the known influenza strains likely to circulate in my area this year.
I have been skipping the flu shot the past few years, and I came down with at least one significant bout with the flu each time. I am crossing my fingers that I will be lucky this winter.