IS THIS A BLOG OR A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT? – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Word Prompt: Flu Shot

Flu shot as a prompt? Don’t take this the wrong way because I am very much in favor of flu shots, but it sounds like a public service announcement. Still, I don’t mind being a public service announcer.

Since we started getting flu shots every year, we haven’t gotten the flu. Not once. It doesn’t mean I don’t get sick with other stuff, but not the flu.

Don’t forget your flu shot …

Actually, I tell everyone to get the flu shot because the flu is not your everyday cold. It’s a big deal that even if you are young and healthy, will keep you out of work for a couple of weeks and has a knack for becoming the gateway for pneumonia and other breathing problems. And it really makes you feel like holy hell.

So I’m all for it.

We get flu shots every September and with the except of one year when there was another flu going around — yes, they are human and don’t always get it 100% right, but they do pretty well.

Now, all we need are people who don’t believe the anti-vaxxers more than they believe in science and doctors and we are home free!



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18 replies

  1. Not really a public service announcement Marilyn. I think many folks assume that the only time to get their ionization is in the October to November stretch. But it is never to late to get it even now. Stay well. Be safe. 🙂

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  2. Haha, Public Service Announcement, that is funny Marilyn and you’re right it does sounds like one.
    As a prompt it worked well on my own blog at Nan’s Farm and promoted a fair bit of discussion on the subject.

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    • Some people don’t get sick. It depends on where you live, for one thing. If you live in New York or Boston — or L.A. — you WILL get the flu. But not necessarily in a small town in Switzerland. And some people don’t pick it up. Even if a massive plague hit the earth, not everyone would die. Some people would be inherently protected against it.

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  3. I get the flu shot and although it doesn’t stop other winter viruses (why would it?) it is usually pretty good.

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  4. I am not an anti Vaxer but have never had a flu shot.

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  5. I agree — I get a flu shot every September or October! I’ve also had both versions of the pneumonia shot. This year I also got the first installment of the new Shingles shot — it’s hard to find, and I had to sit on a waiting list for a couple of months for the second installment (due 2-6 months after the fist). I have found that the shots, along with common sense, have been very protective!

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