H1N1 vaccine safe

It’s all over the news. The agencies swear the shot is safe. Any guarantees? And why is there a question about it in Britain?

I get the flu shot every third year or so. I can’t say there’s a reason why some years I do, and some I don’t. I think it probably depends on whether or not I’m traveling that winter. It also has a lot to do with how well I remember the last time I had the flu. I remember three times: 1982ish, 1992, January 2006. For the 2006 round I took Tamiflu, and I can say it really worked to shorten the duration.

What I can’t decide is if I’m in for both the regular season and H1N1 shots this year. Have you decided?

Comments

  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    Yes, I have decided. No, Iwill not.

  2. I get the seasonal flu vaccine every year. I never had a problem. I won’t get the H1N1 vaccine. I don’t trust it being rushed through the way it was, especially when it was admitted at one time that it did not meet our standards. I worry about our children getting it.

    Then today I saw this:

    http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2009/09/seasonal-flu-vaccine-h1n1-pandemic-influenza.html

    So I started second guessing whether I should get my flu shot next Tuesday. I’ll still get my seasonal flu shot.

    If people who were sick would just stay home from work when they are overly coughing and sneezing – and if symptoms get worse, go get them taken care of, things wouldn’t be so horrific.