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…
…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?!?!
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!