Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Flu Shot

H1N1 has been in the news a lot and although not as bad as last year according to google flu trends it has been bad enough in California that some of our friends in the medical profession have been bugging us to get a flu shot.

You can get flu shots these days at your local pharmacy, so Toni went to our local Walgreens and got one...no fuss no muss..just pull out your insurance card and it's done and paid for.

Ok, so next morning I go over...Nope.... all out of flu shots. "No problem, we are getting another shipment in this afternoon." Great...um. no.  I drive to the CVS. ALSO no stock.

Fuming, I drive off to work.

Later than day I get a text from Toni that she's sneezing, nose is running and feels achy.  Hopefully she's all better today..a couple of days of minor crap can happen from a flu shot for some people.

Last year I had no side effects from my shot, but I decide to postpone the shot until after Sunday. 

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Weather is looking wonderful for race day: no wind, partly cloudy, 44F at the start.. 55F at my estimated finish time.  Doesn't get much better than that!


3 comments:

  1. I haven't had a flu shot in years for that very reason. I'm still breathing so I consider my strategy a success so far. :)

    I hope you have a fantastic race - gorgeous weather, to boot!

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  2. My son always gets a little bit sick after his flu shot. I think you've made a wise decision.

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  3. I would also wait for the race first although I have never had any side effects and take the shot every year.

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