Shake the Flu Off Video

Posted on October 28, 2015 I Written By

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You know that I can’t resist a good healthcare parody video and so I had to share this parody video of Shake It Off that was done by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. I love the message of the video and I love how videos like this bring an organization together in a really cool shared experience. What do you think?

Here’s the lyrics for the song:
I’ve got body aches
I got a fever and the shakes
So what was my mistake?
Did I forget to vaccinate?

Was it that guy who shook my hand?
Is that where it began?
I just don’t understand
Just don’t understand

I had the blues and
Doc said “it’s the flu, man”
She said, “I’ve got some news here –
My advice – if you wash, it’ll be alright.”

There’s a rule you must obey, bey, bey, bey, bey
To keep the flu away, way, way, way, way
Gotta wash ‘em like you’re cra-cra, cra-cra, cra
Then shake ‘em off, shake ‘em off
There’s no reason to delay, lay, lay, lay, lay
Get your flu shot right away, way, way, way, way
And show off your Band-aid, aid, aid, aid, aid
Then shake it off, shake it off

Now I’m squeaky clean
The soap dispenser fiend
I’m the Cal Stat pumping queen
I’m the Cal Stat pumping queen

Take your time, it’s not a race
Don’t wanna leave a trace
And please don’t touch your face
Please don’t touch your face

Cover up your cough, man
Sneeze into your sleeve, man
Stay home if you’re sick, and
My advice – if you wash, it’ll be alright.

There’s a rule you must obey, bey, bey, bey, bey
To keep the flu away, way, way, way, way
Gotta wash ‘em like you’re cra, cra, cra, cra, cra
Then shake ‘em off, shake ‘em off
If you think they look Okay, kay, kay, kay, kay
You should wash ‘em anyway, way, way, way, way
Get your flu shot right away, way, way, way, way
Then shake it off, shake it off

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you were getting sick
And spreading all
Those dirty dirty germs everywhere
You could have just avoided getting
Sick… this… week…

My best friend put the flu to an end
Cuz she pumps going out
And she pumps going in
For the patient over there
With the hella good hair
You could wash a little more
And then you shake, shake, shake

There’s a rule you must obey, bey, bey, bey, bey
To keep the flu away, way, way, way, way
Gotta wash ‘em like you’re cra, cra, cra, cra, cra
Then shake ‘em off, shake ‘em off
If you think they look Okay, kay, kay, kay, kay
Wash ‘em anyway, way, way, way, way
And make sure to vaccinate, ate, ate, ate, ate

Then shake it off, shake it off