After more than 350 submissions and nearly 600 votes cast, winners have been honored for their poetic prowess in Apollo’s Flu Haiku Contest. The top two entries were separated by mere votes.

From left, Gao, Parth and Ahrens

Patel Parth and Kaitlan Ahrens, of Transplant Surgery, co-wrote the fan favorite:

“A minute or two
To prevent the nasty flu
quick as a haiku”

Anna Gao, RN, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, earned second place:

“Sneezes, sniffles, snot
Oh no that is not so hot
Time for a flu shot”