(5) Tue Dec 16 2003 12:06: I have the flu. Am miserable. No Christmas decoration up yet, either.
Posted by Kristen at Tue Dec 16 2003 12:14
So sorry to hear that. How did you get it after you had your flu shot? Strange.
Posted by Leonard at Tue Dec 16 2003 15:20
Kristen, I got the flu after getting my flu shot too; there's some sort of super-flu going around this year.
Posted by Sumana at Wed Dec 17 2003 08:07
Frances, I hope you get well soon. If you need me to come down there, just say so.
Kristen: the flu shot as currently produced takes months and months to create. So a board of scientists has to decide several months in advance what strains of flu the vaccine should protect you against. A new strain of flu arose just as they were making that decision for this year's season and so the flu shot only partly protects you.
Posted by Kristen at Wed Dec 17 2003 09:31
That is interesting. I was debating whether or not to get the shot, and I am kinda glad I didn't spend the $15 for it. Now watch and see me get the flu during Christmas break. :0
I hope you get better soon. Here are my virtual hugs.