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Gov, Others Get Shots in Knox

Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam, state Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero all received their seasonal flu vaccinations Thursday morning at the Knox County Health Department on Dameron Avenue, reports the News Sentinel.
“I brought my wife with me so I would be OK,” quipped the governor, who gave a fake grimace when he received his shot from Jody Persino, an RN at the health department.
“We joke about it, but flu shots aren’t painful,” Haslam said. “We are trying to spread the message across Tennessee that certain preventative things are good for us. Getting a flu shot is an easy way to do that.”

Governor Gets Shot

Gov. Bill Haslam smiled for several cameras as he sat down and received a flu shot to his right arm from Assistant Nurse Supervisor Donna Davis Tuesday morning at the Montgomery County Health Department, reports the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle.
Haslam, who was joined by Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, said it was the largest crowd he’s ever had for a shot. Both of them stressed the importance of getting protection against the virus.
“Unlike years past, we don’t have a shortage of vaccine,” said Haslam, who was in town to participate in activities at Fort Campbell Tuesday afternoon.
“Unlike other times, I don’t think you’ll have a long wait. I think now there’s so many places you can get a flu shot, it really is easy and it’s smart.”