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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:12 PM

Immunizations - I get them but I hate them !

I have another thread exploring a childhood incident that I think left me with a life long aversion to injections -
it's not the needle that bothers me - it's the actual injection.
I have six children, and used to line them up at the doctor's every fall for flu shots (lots of asthma in the family)

Do you know what it's like to talk six squirmy kids through their flu shots, then have to stand and smile and get yours?

I got my shingles shot this January - on the third try! The first time the pharmacy was out. The second time the pharmacist wasn't there. On the third try, I had to sit and wait 25 minutes before someone was freed up to give the injection.


Thinking about it - I'm probably about due for my tetanus booster!

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Reply Immunizations - I get them but I hate them ! (Original post)
hedgehog Mar 2013 OP
sharp_stick Mar 2013 #1
hedgehog Mar 2013 #2
SheilaT Mar 2013 #3
Warpy Mar 2013 #4
hedgehog Mar 2013 #5

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:14 PM

1. Can you do flumist?

It makes the trip with my kids a lot better.

I get the shot at work for free and I'm cheap so I go that route.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:17 PM

2. My youngest is graduating college this year, so the annual

ritual is over, now I just nag them about it!. I suspect my youngest will be getting the flumist, though!

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:02 PM

3. I'm under the impression that flumist isn't effective

 

for older adults, although I'm not sure why. I also don't know how old the OP is.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:39 PM

4. Get 'em in your butt

It's a bigger muscle and even tetanus shots don't hurt when you get them there.

The disposable needles we have today are much sharper than the 1960 variety. I gave myself chemo shots for my RA for five years, only felt it about half the time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:45 PM

5. It's not the needle, it's the notion of having something injected.

Oddly enough, I have no problem with IVs.

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