It’s That (sniff) Time of (cough) Year (wheeze) Again
I just checked the stats on my blog and noticed an increase in the immunization-related search terms that bring people here. I also noticed that the post I wrote about reducing pain in childhood immunization has gotten a lot of play lately. And that reminded me (a little late), it’s inFLUenza season again!
Time to get immunized. I actually got my shot at a doctor’s visit in late October. But the kids – the kids! I must get them there. Luckily, Friday is a PD Day. Oh what fun we will have getting passport photos and influenza immunizations.
Finola wrote about her husband’s bout with influenza earlier this month. It’s not fun. And it’s even worse for children and the elderly, populations that figure prominently in my current day-to-day life.
I’m not willing to risk it.
So consider this a public service announcement. Get immunized.
For information on immunization in your area of Canada, go to Immunize.Ca.
In the US, try the CDC‘s info on influenza.
Have you had your flu shot yet this year? Did the lack of hype compared to last year’s media frenzy surrounding H1N1 influenza make you feel like you don’t need to get immunized, or like me, almost forget about it?