Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vaccinated

Yesterday we headed to the health center on campus and got our H1N1 vaccinations. I was so nervous!! I heard about that Redskins cheerleader who claims her seasonal flu vaccine gave her a neurological disorder, but later I heard she may have been making the whole thing up. Then, when Chris was getting his shot I jokingly asked the nurse whether the shot would paralyze me and instead of comforting me, she said, "Well, that is a possible but rare side effect of the vaccine. I'm not sure whether you should get it if you have doubts."

Not helpful.

But I was already there and the vaccine was free, plus I work with students who probably never wash their hands all day long, so I figured I should just go for it.

So I did. And I was paranoid the rest of the day.

But here I am over 24 hours later and doing fine. I've got none of the side effects of which they warn you, plus hopefully now I won't get H1N1. I also helped myself to a lollipop as I was leaving the office because I felt I deserved it. I opened my google reader this morning to find this article on another person suffering from what they think are serious side effects related to the vaccine, but I think I'm in the clear now.

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

I am so glad you are not feeling the side effects - there are some scary stories out there!

Erika said...

see i'm lucky, i actually HAD H1N1, so now I don't have to get the vaccine! :)

Patty said...

Glad you got your lollipop, too!

dcnewlyweds said...

Chris and I were both talking about getting the vaccine this morning, so I'm glad to hear you've had no side effects!

LA-jan said...

Good for you! Taylor and Sean are still paranoid and I had mine weeks ago with no effect!

jennie said...

i'm glad you're in the clear! i've been waiting to get it at my school but they keep postponing it because of shortage. if it keeps getting postponed i might just not get it!

Maggie said...

i haven't gotten one yet, but i'm glad to hear you are doing well afterwards! hope you didn't have too much of an outbreak at your school.