It has been several years since the North Pole has experienced an outbreak of the dreaded Bah Humbug Virus. But officials at the North Pole Health Clinic are taking no chances. Tonight elves is lined up to get shots to avoid getting the disease.
For months they have been publicizing the need for elves to get vaccines to fight the bug. Today is the deadline and as heard in the North Pole Radio News report above the lines are long there indeed.
The Bah Humbug Virus first made an appearance at the North Pole more than 25 years ago. At that time little was known of the sickness or how to fight it. The flu-like symptoms of the bug morph into an anti-Christmas illness that saps the Christmas spirit of any elf or reindeer who gets the virus.
The virus in 1993 devastated Santa’s workshop and set Operation Merry Christmas that year back a great deal. That is one of the few Christmas Eve’s on record where Santa actually got a late launch from the North Pole.
Health professionals, scientists and even Elf Management have since developed a vaccine and they work hard every year to see that all elves get what they need to avoid ever getting the Bah Humbug virus again. The strain of flu so named seems to pop-up every five years or so but it has actually been eight Christmases since we last saw a serious outbreak.