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I Got The Freaking Flu Shot

star trek hypospray gunFine. I did it. I got the damn flu shot. You can stop pestering me about it now, ok?

It was the weirdest thing. I was on my way to work, with no intention of getting the flu shot, walked into the convention center on the way to the subway, saw the sign for the clinic, and just walked up the stairs to this massive (empty) waiting room. The apocalyptic rush of vaccination candidates had died down weeks ago, so I just breezed through.

The whole experience felt like the inside of a propaganda machine orchestrated by the government. Which it was, of course, and I’m not even really big on conspiracy theories. It was just a creepy experience.

I was made to sanitize my hands, fill out a form, give my consent, and watch a 10 minute video with poor acting on how the flu is spread. Then, after all that, I was injected with nanoprobes that will track my every movement. Those bastards.

Maybe it was the fact that the experience was so impersonal that it made it feel like a leap of faith. I mean, if my family doctor had given me the flu shot, I’d be all like, “Sure, go ahead! We’re old pals! Don’t forget the glove! Nudge nudge!” At the mega vaccination clinic, I felt like cattle.

My arm hurts.

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  • WEll that certainly was easy to do and good for you to get the flu shot. Interesting that there wasn’t any one else there.
    .-= Marg´s last blog ..Do you think the animals talk Christmas Eve??? =-.

  • WEll that certainly was easy to do and good for you to get the flu shot. Interesting that there wasn’t any one else there.
    .-= Marg´s last blog ..Do you think the animals talk Christmas Eve??? =-.

  • I keep going back and forth to get one or not. Finally decided not too. Everyone in my family has but me. I know of no one who got the swine flu vaccine, everyone seems to be afraid of that one due to the untested nature of the vaccine.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..MOB’s Ten Women Of Christmas =-.

  • mike

    Marg – There was maybe a handful of people getting their shots. Being downtown, the place has the capacity for thousands, which made the emptiness all the more eerie.

    MOB – I hemmed and hawed alot over it. There was no specific reason for my decision to do it either. I kind of just had a WTF moment and the clinic just happened to be there.

  • Jen

    I have yet to have the flu shot, ever. However I have had the H1N1 virus so I don’t have to worry about that shot. I’d get one, I’m not afraid, I just never seem to think about it. Now that you mention the nanobots I think I may pass however.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Just in Time for Christmas…Holiday Depression =-.

  • I can’t believe you bit into that! 🙁
    .-= Dasche Bledsoe´s last blog ..Denise Richards Plans To Spill Her Guts =-.

  • mike

    Jen – glad you recovered from it. At least now you’re immune!

    Dasche – I know…I was strongly against it, but like I said, I had a WTF moment. I don’t believe it did me any harm either way. Except maybe for the nanoprobes…hmm…

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