When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

18 October 2006

Get your flu shots now

Flu vaccines are becoming available, and the flu season is fast approaching; it's a smart move to get your flu shots now.

On Monday, I got a flu vaccine and a pneumonia vaccine at the same time, for the princely sum of $50, at a local drugstore here in Raleigh.

Having a bit of a reaction to the Pneumovax, unfortunately:

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Redness, soreness, hard lump, swelling, or pain at place of injection

    Less common or rare

      Aches or pain in joints or muscles; fever of 101 °F (38.3 °C) or less; skin rash; swollen glands; unusual tiredness or weakness; vague feeling of bodily discomfort

They don't list "feeling as if you've been hit by a truck," but that's the one I woke up with this morning, along with pain at the injection site and a low-grade fever.

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