I got my seasonal shot.
I got my H1N1 shot.
If you don't have yours, obviously you figured sleeping in is better than preventing a potentially deadly disease. If you were too lazy to get up early enough in the morning to get yours, don't complain.
Jack....YukonJack....different provinces release the shot in different ways
with different priorities. Your being in Manitoba means you could get up and
get in line somewhere. In Saskatchewan so far, only Health Care Professionals
and children aged 6mo.-4yrs. of age have received the H1N1 Vaccination.
Those with underlying health conditions can start lining up on Nov. 9th....and the
rest of the population should be able to start lining up on the 16th....assuming
availability of the vaccine. Getting up & into a line early has nothing to do with
anything (laziness included) in many parts of the country.
AnnaG, you went and got your shots. As I did.
You claim I have chronic problems. Since you got your shots same way as I did, (getting up early enough) you must have chronic problems, too.
My chronic problem is arthritis. Not anything mental, such as yours.
I imagine chronic breathing problems would be in there. Possibly chronic pump problems, too. Neither necessarily precipitates a tax on the immune system. There are probably others.
Gawd, Jack we've missed you. Were you gone because you had a chronic case of niceness and didn't want to infect us with it? Good to see you back Jack. Your sage advice is always a great way to start the day.
What do you say gang? how about a great big hand shake to welcome our resident curmudgeon back!
My doctor made us ( my son and I ) a priority on Monday due to Asthma considered a "chronic health issue" and a priority. My son having deadly nut allergies ( 20 seconds window of life ) and I having further health issues made it more so even tough I had reservations about the shot.
Both of us were taken back by the flu shot and it really put of off for 3 days minimum. I have to admit that I was surprised by the effect it had on me and my son and on that first day. I really got frightened from the effects it had on us and was regretting taking it at that time. My son could barely stand from its effect on him on the first day an it I had to carry him as he could barely walk and with me in no better shape we did not fare well.
Consider that in the last 15 years I have always had my flu shot and in 5 years my son always had his..
It was pretty scary..
Listening to people in general conversation, there sure does seem to be a misunderstanding about what is meant by 'high priority". It's not who's most likely to catch it, because we're all facing the same odds with that, unless we're living in a bubble. High priority is referring to those who are more likely to have difficulty fighting off or recovering from this flu.
I think you may be hard pressed to find anyone over 65 (at least in Canada) who does not have some kind of arthritis. Seems there is something amiss with the priority list, and the definitions of "high risk"
I'm happy to hear that, Francis. No apparent aftereffects yet, so I guess we're in the clear. But, now it makes me wonder how much the info about the aftereffects causes a hypochondriac sort of reaction to the info.
My daughter-in-law got the shot last week. She said that within a few hours she was feeling a little bit fluey and achy and also a little weak. She did get both shots all at once though so maybe it was a lot for her body to absorb all at once. Anyway, she said by the next day it was completely gone and she has felt just fine every since.
All of our clinic times have changed but at least they are still listed starting on the 17th. I kind of gather that by that time, it's everyone's turn.