Flu Shot

Get one.

If you have a legitimate, scientific, medical reason to not get one, such as you’re allergic or you have a compromised immune system, then of course, you don’t have to.

But if you’re one of the 99.9999999% of the population who don’t have a legitimate, scientific, medical reason to not get a flu shot, then GET A FLU SHOT!!

If you don’t know why you should do that, aside from the fact that having the flu really sucks and you’ll feel terrible for days, or the fact that the flu still kills almost 80,000 people every year in the US alone and you could be one of them, then read this about how your getting a flu shot will also help everyone out there not get the flu.

And if you’re truly foolish and clueless enough to be reading my site and want to bring any anti-vaxx bullshit in here, well…

(Image “liberated” from somewhere on the Internet sometime in the past several months from someone I’ve never heard of because I really liked it. Isn’t that what the Internet is for?)

(P.S. – yes, I googled the image, found thousands of folks who have used the background image, a few dozen that have this version with the text, but NO ONE who has any clue who took the original image or made the text version. If your google-foo is stronger than mine and you can find a reliable credit for either version, please let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to acknowledge it.)

P.P.S. – now that we’re done with that, go get a flu shot!!

I got mine yesterday. Lots of places, like Kaiser where I was killing time, have them for free. Your arm will hurt of about 1/3 of a second. It might be teeny, tiny bit sore in the morning.



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3 responses to “Flu Shot

  1. wcroth55

    Perhaps even more importantly, “it’s not all about you”. (Not the OP you, the generic “you”). My getting the flu shot helps protect my 86-year-old mother. And my neighbor’s young daughter. And… etc.

    Also, the CDC recommends the flu shot before Oct 31… but anytime is better than no time.

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  2. Bob Laurent

    While you are getting shot, if appropriate, please make sure your TDAP is current and think about the countless benefits of the pneumonia vaccine (which, among other things, reduces the chances of ear infection and hearing loss).

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I had mine last week – or the week before. It’s free in the UK for over 65s and those ‘at risk’. I must be one of those 😉

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