Flu Vaccine

It’s the beginning of October and the days are getting shorter and cooler. And wetter, for us in the Pacific Northwest. I wanted to take a moment to urge everyone to get flu shots. This has been a scary year and, while my husband and I get flu shots every year, this year, it feels more important than ever. I had hoped to post a pic of my bandaid, but my appointment isn’t for two days yet. And I’ll have two bandaids as I’m getting my pneumonia vaccine as well.

Are flu shots 100% coverage? No, not from my research. They have to make an educated guess at what strain of the flu will be prevalent in the next season. Even if they guess right, it may not completely prevent you from getting the flu. But it can reduce symptoms. And if we don’t get sick, there are more resources available for treating COVID-19 patients.

How long does a flu shot protect me? About 6 months, which is why we get ours in early October. That carries us through until Spring.

Bottom line, I believe they are important and I’d just like to add my voice to the message that is trying to get us all, old and young, through this winter.

And, to leave you with happier thoughts, the following are pictures of my granddaughter’s new companion. My granddaughter is six, and you can see the bonding progress through these pictures. My heart is happy when I look at them.

I hope you have a safe, healthy, happy month.

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9 responses to “Flu Vaccine

  1. I, of course, selfishly love this post 🙂

  2. What a sweet duo. Got my flu shot the 1st.

  3. Aww! Sweet pics. they look adorable- girl and dog. Especially love the last one. Too fun! Jillian

  4. Perfect contentment in those two. Love it!
    Having my jab next week. Had pneumonia one some 25 years ago but it didn’t stop me getting it a few years back. Found out it doesn’t prevent getting it, just helps make it not so bad as it could be. Must admit though, that since I started in 1980s having flu jabs, I’ve not caught the flu. Yet!

    • They get into mischief together now. 🙂 Good for you, getting your flu shot. We get two pneumonia shots here at least a year apart. I am praying this flu season is light for all of us!

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