Friday, November 11, 2005

This better not last.

Thursday evening: flu shot.
Friday morning: newfound muscle aches, fever, chills, and headaches.

For anyone else who shares my concern, this site offers reassurances:

The flu vaccine is very safe. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. The flu vaccine contains dead flu viruses that cannot cause infection.....Mild flu-like symptoms may occur in some people, especially those being vaccinated against flu for the first time. These symptoms are due to the body’s immune response that is building to protect against actual infection. These symptoms can include mild fever, headache and aching muscles starting within 6 to 12 hours but ending within 24 to 48 hours.

I sure hope they're right. I've got important stuff I need to do next week.


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