With a press release promoting "Tasty Flu Shots You Won’t Mind Injecting," Queens seafood restaurant London Lennies is seeking to capitalize on flu season by "administering flu shots orally" beginning next week.
Mind you, there's no actual vaccine being given. Just a chef mixing you a mouthful of oysters, gazpacho, and tequila.>
"Mary Poppins would suggest a spoonful of sugar," reads the release, "but the experts in seafood at London Lennies suggest a mouth full of oysters make the medicine go down."
Why oysters, you ask? According to London Lennies:
"Oysters and other shellfish delicacies are jam-packed with nutrients that strengthen the immune system and fend off illness. Oysters are high in protein, zinc, calcium, iron and also contain selenium, which produces a protein that strengthens the immune system. It is said that Zinc helps fend off colds by increasing the production of immunity-boosting white blood cells. Just like oysters, crab meat is also rich in immune boosting selenium."
The "shots' will be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, October 12, 2009, through February 4, 2010 (flu season, naturally).