Got my H1N1 Vaccination

I got my 2009 H1N1 live, attenuated (nasal spray) vaccine today.

I continue to be surprised by how many otherwise rational people (including health professionals) are frightened by the prospect.

For the record: If New York State law did not require me to get both the seasonal and the H1N1 vaccine, I would get both anyway.

I’ve avoided commenting on the media coverage of Swine Flu. Why bother when Jon Stewart does it better?

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Last 100 Days
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Political Humor Health Care Crisis

4 thoughts on “Got my H1N1 Vaccination

  1. I can’t get the live, attenuated (nasal spray) vaccine due to asthma and diabetes, but the local health department is rolling out the shots in November around the community, and I plan to be there early because:

    1) I work in a children’s hospital.
    2) I have underlying health conditions (diabetes, asthma).
    3) I also work as a cashier handling thousands of dollars in snotty money a day.
    4) I ride a bus around town almost every day. With kids! And snot!

    Anyway, seems like a plan. I don’t understand the hysteria myself. Granted, I remember (barely) the problems of the 70s vaccine, but science has come a long way, baby. I love the graphic above. ‘Look behind you!’ Ah, the dreaded flu dragon. You know the most insane thing out there? Swine flu parties! I am not joking, unfortunately. It should be criminal to take your child to be infected with a potentially life-threatening virus.

  2. Must be nice. We are so far down on the totem pole that I’ll probably get H1N1 before I get vaccinated for it.

  3. The misinformation is alarming. There’s an “expert” on FOX News (Holtorf, I believe) that sounded good on TV, but a quick internet search showed that he did not treat anything that was an infectious disease (bioidentical hormone replacement, fibromyalgia, etc). he was big on the “mercury” content issue, but there’s been mercury in vaccines ever since there’s been vaccines.

    Anyway, I’m glad that people are getting the vaccine! I’m low on the list around here, and I’m happy to let others go first for awhile. If some is available, though, I’ll certainly get the vaccine.