Sep 16, 2009 - 10:23 am
Does anyone know what the heck is going on with this new flu shot? I heard that it really isn't that different from the reg flu shot in its componants but strange things keep coming up.
For instance. Yesterday I asked my GP about the reg vaccine for me and the piggy one and she said that some practises (including hers) arent going to give out the piggy vaccines because apparently the doctors/nurses have to be 'specially trained' to give them. HUH??????? There has to be time etc dedicated to learning how to give these shots and education about them I guess. Doesn't that sound weird to you? So I guess I will have to go to clinics or specially set up places for dispensing of the flu vaccine. We won't be getting our supplies til mid November actually, sure seems late to me. I know there are swine flu cases in the hospitals here now.
She also said that if you have the flu they can give you a Tami Flu vaccine to counteract it she said, whatever all that means, but the biggest sign of swine is a sudden onset of fever which I didn't have. I'm sure feeling cwappy though but even the reg flu vaccine isn't in yet til mid Oct here.
Just wondered what everyone else was hearing about this new vaccine? Maybe by the time it comes in my docs office will change their mind about administering it who knows. It all seems a huge mystery to me about this new vaccine. Blessings, Bluerose