Thursday, September 24, 2009

Long Shot

btw....I'm just blogging away in the hopes of one day all my back-logged posts get published. It's a blissful, if unrealistic world I live in. My own private universe.

I got my flu shot of the season. My first one that is.

As you hopefully already know, it is a potential two-shot season for you. But don't fret, it's been downgraded from a possible three-shot season.

The first shot was a breeze. It didn't hurt at all. And you should get one. Don't give me this bull that it gives you the flu, it does not. It cannot. It's a dead virus going into you. What you react to is a needle in the arm and all that goes with it - regardless of the serum (tetanus, pneumovax, etc).

And once again, this isn't about YOU. Hard to believe! You can be a carrier and never exhibit symptoms, but you can pass them along to others. Do you need/want that on your head?

The second shot would be for the H1N1 flu. The one that is estimated to off about 90,000 people in the U.S. this year.

You may or may not even be a candidate for the shot. Pregnant women are first in line - as they are the most at risk group. Children ages up to 24 are the next category, as they are usually in large large groups and do things like lick each other or stick tongues down each other's throat. Then there are healthcare workers and those who have chronic illnesses.

You healthy 25 year olds and up might get a chance at the vaccine if there is enough.

And don't pay for it. It is supposed to be government supplied - as that is how bad they think a pandemic flu will be for the country. Yeah - you might have to pay your co-pay or possibly an administration fee, but nothing for the actual serum.

The shots really do not hurt. It's not a kitten licking you, but you've had worse (and bigger) pricks in you. At least some of you. I'm not pointing fingers - just callin' 'em as I see 'em.

Song by: Aimee Mann

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