Let me state first of all, that I HATE getting stuck with needles. It DOES hurt. I don't care what anyone says. I breath deep, I relax, it hurts. When they draw blood for all the tests, it feels like torture. NO I'm not immune to it because of sewing for a living, I'm over sensitive to it! YES I am a big baby!
So, today we get flu shots. I never went for the things before, because I didn't think I needed them. Now because I can't afford to be ill, not be able to care for hubby and all that, I'm going for it for both of us. So I asked the guy at the pharmacy, why did everyone I know at the college who got their (obligatory for teachers!) flu shots always get sick anyway?
1. It takes 2 to 3 weeks for the body to use that shot to build a barricade against the infection, depending on your body chemistry.
2. You might have already been exposed. Hence, if you have a fever, no shot, pointless, your body will just reject it. So if you have a fever and they 'shoot' you anyway, expect it to be a fail, and don't let anyone give you a shot without testing you for a fever first.
3. Some people just get a mild reaction to the shot's germs that is no where near as bad as they would have if they had not had the shot, hence they wouldn't have had a reaction to the shot. O_o So yeah, if you get the shot...and still get a bit sick for a day or two....you would have freaking turned into a brain sucking zombie otherwise.
4. One shot does not cover ALL the flu variations. *head desks*
So yeah....um...anyway....Flu shots today. *wince*
I hope I don't get sick anyway. I'm a whimp. But if we're going to be going to doctor's offices and PT, we need those shots. *whimper*