Friday, February 19, 2010

Department of You Get What You Pay For (except, we do pay)

Yubanet ran an announcement for a free Public Health Department-sponsored H1N1 vaccination clinic in GV yesterday afternoon. The word "free" sounded appealing, as did not being laid up with the flu, so I went, signed in, & got my arm disinfected and then jabbed.

The "disinfecting" was just one gentle dab ("we don't want to spread the bacteria around" was the explanation I recall hearing, when I asked) and from the way the arm looked afterward ("weepy", with vaccine-colored tears) and feels today (zero soreness), the vaccine all ended up on the outside.

I hope she managed to put the vaccine on the inside of everyone else - its highest and best use probably isn't as moisturizer.

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