Wednesday, 19 October 2011
This year the Government is promoting the flu vaccine with this “Flu Fighter” lego character. Is this meant to resonate with the term “Foo Fighter”, a World War expression that meant a UFO?
On the reverse of the flyer the Government aims to tackle some of the “myths” concerning the flu vaccine: That it is dangerous, ineffective etc. I can only relate my own experience with the vaccine. I took it two years running in the early 1990’s and I was as sick as a dog for a week; the flu that the vaccine is meant to prevent would have given me less malaise. It reminds me of my Swine Flu Diary, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2009/07/swine-flu-diary.html
The vaccine is recommended, but not compulsory for NHS staff… yet! So as you’ve probably guessed, I’ve opted to give it a miss and take my chances with the flu.