Monday, September 21, 2009

Going to get an H1N1 Swine Flu Shot?

Here's the scoop on the Swine Flu Vaccine.....

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the first doses of swine flu vaccine should get into Americans in a couple of weeks -- but through their noses, not their arms.

Around 3.4 million doses of a swine flu version of the spray vaccine known as FluMist will be shipped the first week of October. Each state will get a share according to its population size.

The nasal spray vaccine won the race because it contains a live, though chemically crippled, form of the pandemic H1N1 virus. Producing the live-virus vaccine was faster than killed-virus preparation used in shots.

Let's get this straight..do NOT get the Flumist if you are pregnant or an infant under 6 mths old, or if you're over 49 UNLESS you have diabetes or heart disease.

If you're healthy and are a health care worker or are aged two to 18 years old, OR if you have close contact with babies younger than 6 months, or are 19 to 24 years old. Practically need to create a spreadsheet to figure that out.

I don't see a category for old farts over 70 so guess I won't worry about it.

I did hear on Dr Rosenfelds Sunday House Call segment yesterday morning that because the nasal mist is made with a live virus, to be very careful and not infect anyone who is health compromised as it could be spread. OK, I've expended enough time on the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine....

......forget the whole thing and go get a good bottle of whiskey!!! Ever see a bug live in a bottle of whiskey?

You may think this little story has nothing to do with flu...but keep reading and you'll see...

Miss Beatrice, The church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.

One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.

As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, The young minister noticed a cute glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom!

When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

'Miss Beatrice', he said, 'I wonder if you would tell me about this?'
pointing to the bowl.
'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground.
The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu All winter.'

Now, I ask you, do we really need a flu shot?? Get a jug of whiskey and float a condom...bada bing bada boom........

That's it for today..remember to start your holiday shopping ...summer has officially ended, it's less than 100 days til Christmas, and we're all looking for bargains.....Supergrannys Treasures

Probably can find what you're looking for at Online Auction

have a great day

2 comments:

Fleapirates said...

OMG, you have me chuckling again, SG! :)

maggiemaybecrafty said...

Just checking in. I was in need of a laugh or two. I wasn't disappointed. Keep up the cute quips.