Times are a changin’

I don’t know about anyone else out there but I am totally jazzed for October! I am such a sucker for the Autumnal colors, I am pseudo-obsessed with Halloween and I am finally, FINALLY settling into my routine after the wedding whirlwind of the last seven weeks! The only downer of fall is flu season…

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…so first thing on the agenda this month was a flu shot! All prepared for my sore deltoids, I walked into the nurses office and asked if there were any available flu shots (one of the perks of coaching part time at a school). Much to my surprise she responded: “Sure, which one?” I guess my puzzled face said it all because she continued to explain that they had a nasal spray vaccine available as well as the shot. Nasal spray?!?! Am I the only one who didn’t know about this?!?!

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Obviously, curiosity got the best of me and I had to give it a try (plus she mentioned the spray protects against 4 strains while the shot only 3). Just as quickly as a prick in the arm she was finished and the major upside…no sore deltoids! Normally I feel pretty lousy after my flu shot but aside from a minor sore throat, I feel great!

I’m still totally thrown but this spray business but times are a changing! Don’t forget to get your flu vaccination and enjoy all the glories of fall!

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