Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PSA: Vaccines!

OK everyone, listen up:

Please, for the love of all mankind, especially us immuno-suppressed ones: 

Please? For you, the flu might be a pain. But for someone with a suppressed immune system, it can be horrible. The flu kills kids and adults every year--normal kids and adults. 
I work in an office with 6 other people. If one of them gets sick, then all of us are exposed to it, but they can probably handle it better than I can. I don't want to miss weeks of work and have to stay in the Resort because someone didn't get a flu shot!

This applies to other vaccines, too (except for HPV, which isn't transferrable in any way other than---sex). Please, please, please get yourself and your kids vaccinated. I know this is a hot topic, but "herd immunity" is not something I am prepared to take lightly. Kids might be fine getting measles, mumps, chicken pox. It can wreak havoc on others (like chicken pox in adults). 

Plenty of people are immuno-compromised, and you probably don't know it. People who have had transplants, who are getting chemo, etc. are all in this category. We can try our best to avoid large crowds of people and reduce our chances of getting sick. But we do have to work and be out Amongst You the rest of the time. 

So please, get vaccinated. You don't want the flu, do you? 

1 comment:

Kelly Zimba said...

THANK YOU for addressing this. i don't see why people are so anti-flu shot!