"I need to cancel my appointment because I got a flu shot."
So, it's my second week on the job. I do scheduling and other randomness for a permanent makeup artist. I've already had THREE phone calls to cancel appointments because they got sick, VERY sick from receiving a flu shot. The one today even said, "I didn't know you could have a reaction to a flu shot" and I said, "Well, of course, you can die. Some people just can't have them. Let get you in on Wednesday."
I'm shocked that there are individuals out there who don't even know you can have a reaction! Even a small one! This is the first patient I went off at the mouth with. I probably shouldn't give my two cents. But seriously? No one told this woman that she could get a fever? She could get sick? I mean, at the minimum this should be said. I get that they don't go into the siezures, brain damage and death thing, but really? No one told you that you can get sick from a flu shot? WHO THE EFF DID YOU GET IT FROM?!
I want to know two things: 1. How many of you hear that someone got sick from a flu shot and 2. Do you think the high numbers of flu this season are partially, if not mainly, in people who received flu shots?
So on the news today, theres this quack talking about how theres still time to prevent the flu. He's saying stuff like there's no scientific evidence that shows high amounts of vitamin c or any vitamin will prevent flu or shorten it's duration. The only way to prevent it is by using antibacterial soap and getting a flu shot. Then he goes on to say that if you get the flu, or any illness, shortly after receiving the shot, it's not because of the vaccine, it's because you were exposed to the illness before the vaccine became effective. NO ONE CAN GET THE FLU FROM A FLU VACCINE. Then he says it's a shame vaccines are not mandatory for school children because it would prevent the spread of diseases to adults! I had to stop watching. That is SO annoying!