Don’t Get Caught Without a Flu Shot! – Presentation Critique

Critique done by Jeri Angelo, Joy Jiang, and Rebecca Wittenberg

Impression of presentation:

This was a great presentation that was very direct and to-the-point, making it easy to focus on the topics and realize their importance. It was also extremely informative and comprehensive, leaving the “audience”/reader feeling more knowledgeable about the topic. The format is very clean, making it easy for the reader to read, process, and understand the information. Moreover, the graphics support the written contents on the slide very well – graphics and text go hand-in-hand, supplementing the information in a very positive way.

Summary of presentation:

This presentation covers the topic of flu vaccinations. The presentation begins by setting the scene in which a patient talks with a pharmacist about flu vaccinations. This scenario allows the pharmacist to proceed to educate the patient about flu vaccinations. The pharmacist helps teach the patient about the following:

  1. Why vaccinations are important

  2. People who are at risk for complications

  3. Symptoms of the flu

  4. Who should get vaccinated

  5. When flu season occurs and when people should get vaccinated

  6. What the screening process is for getting the flu vaccine

  7. The types of flu vaccines (nasal spray or flu shot), their differences, state of the virus, who can get each type, side effects of flu shot

  8. Myths about flu vaccinations

  9. The significance of staying 20 minutes after administration (severe problems)

  10. Where to find more information

Specific points:


  1. Well thought-out

  2. Organized and good flow

  3. Informative

  4. Graphics that complement the text

  5. Clean layout/format that is easily readable and easy to understand

  6. Language is in laymen’s terms, which is conducive to the general public understanding this presentation

Ways to Improve

  1. Did not include a navigation/map for the slides

  2. Clarify the “people at risk of complications” slide – are the people at risk for complications associated with the vaccine or for complications associated with the flu?

  3. Maybe suggest other ways of preventing the flu in yourself and others. Non-pharmacological prevention (proper hand-washing, how to cough properly, etc.)

  4. Add the fact that a new vaccine is made every year (this correlates to the fact that there are new viruses every year)

  5. Should include side effects of nasal spray

  6. Explain what an epi-pen is