During summer last year, my family had a bad case of germ attack. My family was downed by flu almost simultaneously. I noticed that we got sick after I held a successful garage sale. Lots of people were coming and going. My kids, wanting to be helpful, milled around the garage as well. I’m sure the virus was brought by one of the “customers”. My family missed the flu vaccine last year!
After several nights of fever and sleeplessness, of kids vomiting, crying, asking for water and for hugs, we all finally got well. As soon as we did, we went to our pediatrician to get our flu vaccines. Of course, it was too late; nevertheless we still got our shots.
I’ve learned my lesson since: get the flu vaccine as soon as the strains for the current year become available.
Three weeks ago, my daughter V and six other classmates were absent from school – all at the same time. Most of them had sniffles, fever, and throat itchies. Over the past several weeks, I’d read plurks of friends or their kids getting sick.
Though early, it seems official – 2009 flu season is here.
Would you want to be part of the flu statistics this year? I wouldn’t! Here are some tips to avoid getting sick with the flu: Continue reading Flu vaccine for the flu season – Be Bakunado!