Wednesday, November 4, 2009

From the Paper

There was an article in the local paper this morning encouraging people to get the flu vaccine, especially those in high-risk groups. Accompanying the article was a large picture of a young, attractive Asian female looking pleased as punch to be receiving her vaccination. The caption read, “Getting a flu shot can be both life-saving and fun.”

They should have placed the period after the word life-saving. Unless the vaccines are given with magic needles that somehow get the meds into your system without piercing skin and flesh, this caption is FALSE. Shots are not fun. They weren’t fun at 5, and they are still not fun several decades later.

That being said, if you are high risk, please get your flu shot. It will not be fun, but it’s important that you don’t spread your disease to me.

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