Flu shots at the airport

I had a choice to make at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last week:

Get home a bit early by going standby and taking a middle seat at the back of the plane or hang out for an hour so I could keep my exit-row seat for the 4-hour flight home.

I hung around.

And, after downing a smoothie for courage, I marched up to the kiosk by the escalators and got a flu shot.

It was fast, pretty painless, and awfully convenient.

Ready to get your own flu shot? In my USA TODAY column this week, there’s a list of about two dozen airports where you can get a flu shot on the fly.