Have you had your flu shot yet?

Posted on September 4, 2012 

Apparently, flu shots are available earlier this year. I've noticed that drug stores, big box stores and grocery stores have fliers posted.

Monday, my mother wanted to go to Wal-mart to buy some groceries. We got in the store just before the skies opened up and it started pouring. We could hear the rain pounding on the roof.

I noticed a woman named Katina sitting in an area that said flu shots and other shots were available.

I went over and got my shot. So did my mother.

The questions she asked were so funny. Am I allergic to eggs? Am I pregnant or plan to get pregnant?

I laughed. I told her it was my birthday and I'm 60. I don't think so.

My mother laughed because she's 83.

Katina laughed, too.

It didn't hurt going in, but man, it hurts now.

I get a flu shot every year and have for many, many years. I can't remember one hurting like this.

My sisters always say I'm a wimp. I guess I am. But at least I won't catch the flu. I haven't since I started getting the shots. I catch colds, but not the flu. I guess they work.

So go on. Get your flu shot.

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