Damned if you do…

E.’s workplace is offering H1N1 vaccines to staff and immediate families of staff. Last fall I saw lots of my students get knocked out of commission for weeks at a time by swine flu, and since the two of us both work with large populations of youngsters, we figured it would be good for us to get vaccinated now that we have the chance. Last Thursday when E. went to work, I followed along after her and we stopped in at the campus clinic. Things went very smoothly, we both got our shots, and I headed home again.

E. was okay through her evening shift, but by the time she got home, she was starting to feel ill. Friday she was very sick with a scratchy throat and aches all over. She spent a good part of the day dozing on the couch. On Saturday she was still sick; today she’s doing a little better, but still achey, sniffly, and sore-throat-y.

I’m happy to say that I’ve had no ill effects, but given the timing it certainly seems that this was a bad reaction to the vaccine– which we got in the first place so that we wouldn’t have to suffer getting sick like this. The marvels of modern medicine.



2 Responses to “Damned if you do…”

  1. pj Says:

    Sorry about the reaction to the shot. Dad and I got them a couple weeks ago and had not problems at all. Tony and Trudy got them at the same place, an hour or so behind us, and Trudy had no problems. Tony complained of sore arm and sore shoulder, but no flu-like symptoms. Snowing here now. I’m supposed to go to the dentist in Yarmouth. No plow yet. May have to call and cancel.

  2. E Says:

    My boss says she always gets sick, so she stopped having them. Sounds like it might be a good idea for me too.

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