We had to into town for a couple things today.
We decided to swing by the clinic and see if we could get flu shots for my son and myself (my wife got hers at work last week). I can get them free through the military or VA, but I’m never in the neighborhood and never have enough time to stand in line. I’d rather just pay the $25 and get it done.
And with the pig flu scare, most places are actually out of the regular vaccine (and the swine flu vaccine is rare and non-existent so we haven’t even tried to get that), and the few times I’ve stopped by the base clinic or the VA, they’ve been out.
So, we dropped into the Palmer clinic today.
Sure, said the receptionist, we’ve got the shot.
We’ll take two, says we.
The son and I went in the back and rolled up our sleeves and the shot guy asked if we wanted the H1N1 vaccine too. Buwah? I thought we were out of that here in the Valley? Nope, they just got in 20 doses. Hot damn, we’ll take it – and I had the guy go tell my wife in the waiting room. She joined us a minute later.
The son and I got the shot for the seasonal crud, and all three of us got the Flu-Mist version of the hiney swiney flu vaccine.
I’ve never had the Flu-Mist inhaler vaccine before. People have told me that it tastes horrible. They must have have gotten the rotten egg and gasoline variant, the stuff I had today tasted vaguely fruity and was gone in a second with no aftertaste. Easiest inoculation ever.
So, I’m now flu-proof. Woot!
Which, of course, means I’ll probably get strep throat or pink eye or something…
How about you people? Do you get the flu shot every year? Have you gotten yours this year? What about the swine flu inoculation? Do you think it ought to be mandatory?