Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Swine Flu and You.

So today I got the swine flu vaccine. After waiting through a fairly long line, I was directed to the mist vaccine line rather than the shot vaccine line. I was somewhat relieved considering I wore a long sleeve shirt this morning, given the 12'' of snow, and I didn't think I would be able to get the sleeves high enough to have them poke me in the arm. When I got to the nice lady who made me sniff up the vaccine, I tried asking her how they decided who should go in which line. I don't think she understood my question because in response she just told me that the mist vaccine was just as effective as the shot (a statement which I already agreed with). But getting back to my original questions, the division seemed completely arbitrary.

Does anyone know if there are certain criteria which someone has to meet before she will be given the mist or vaccine?

I guess I probably should have researched the vaccine more before subjecting myself to it; however, I suppose I've been a little brainwashed by my International Health class and just willingly followed direction to protect myself. (Hopefully it won't make me even more sick).

All in all I'm just hoping that the vaccine will prevent a Christmas season similar to the last three of constant throwing up. (I think Ryan would appreciate it too)


  1. So... The only answer that comes to my head, is that the mist usually goes to children? Haha! Wow, that's mean. But really, when you see it on the news the kids are always getting the mist. I just don't get why they didn't make it all a mist, if they have the same level of effectiveness, because let's be honest, if you had the choice of mist or shot? I'm gonna say I would do all I could to avoid the shot. Just me though. :)
    On a different note, HOW THE HECK ARE YA?! What are you studying in school, and how much longer do you have? What is your husband studying? And why the heck have I not seen you since I was like 16 and even then it was just a quick "Hi" as we passed through the halls at church. I swear we used to be besties when I was 10. Yes, I said 'besties'. Ha! I hope all is well!