I took one for the team!

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No one likes getting a shot in the arm but sometimes we need to do things we don’t like. I never think I am going to get the flu and I am the type that takes daily vitamins. But it’s not about me, it’s about the people around me. The ones in my office and the ones I meet on a daily basis who may be more vulnerable. If you are working in an office, you are more than likely surrounded by colleagues who are more susceptible to the virus than you. I read that there have already been 287 deaths nationally according to the Department of Health and other sources have quoted expectations up to 4000. Need I say more?

The doctor said to me this is the worst year they have seen, and this is still a good time to get vaccinated. She also said the vaccine cannot cause you to get the flu, protection develops about two weeks after having the vaccine and lasts up to a year. She said if you get sick within those two weeks you were already going to get sick weather you had the shot or not, but the severity will be less because you did. She provided me with a pamphlet from the Department of Health that also said the injection contains killed influenza virus components, saltwater and trace amounts of an antibiotic. They are not live as some people think and cannot cause you to get the flu.

I travel all the time and my hand sanitation routine is a very minor prevention when people are sneezing/coughing all around you. I said to myself, what are you waiting for! Go do it and I did – I took one for the team and now you decide what you want to do as leaders of teams. I am not telling you what to do, only giving you some information to think about. Here is a good article I found informative as well. Regards Judith


p.s. Sorry for the fuzzy photo, it’s hard to take a good selfie when someone is jabbing you in the arm!

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