I went and got my flu shot after work today. I was in and out of the clinic (okay, the section of the mall roped off as a clinic) within half an hour, including the 15-minute recovery time. The nurse who shot me up was nice and the shot itself wasn’t too bad, but now my arm is sore, and if previous years are any indicator, will be sore for a couple of days.

I never used to get flu shots – I always figured the chance was 50/50 whether I got the shot or not. You either get sick or you don’t. My doctor made me get one a few years ago, and when I hardly got a cold that year, let alone the flu, I became a convert.

Here’s hoping this year’s vaccine keeps my streak alive.

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