Friday, August 26, 2011
Flu shots for asthma
Funny cartoon about flu shots. It's that time of year again, I am waiting for the supply to come in at my local health department. If I get mine at the doctor's office, I have to first pay for a well check up for all 5 of us ($25 each-so $125) or I can wait for the health department to get their shipment.
I think I'll get mine at the local health department. I know they have the flu mist, but people with asthma aren't allowed to have the flu mist. Click here to find out why
Asthma falls into the category of "chronic medical condition" and the mist is made from a live, weakened virus. So it's not recommended for those of us with asthma.
But what's the big deal about a case of the flu anyway? Well, if you have asthma, you are more likely to develop pneumonia. Click here for more info
Two of my kids have been hospitalized a total of 12 different times for asthma and pneumonia. And it's not fun. In fact, it's one of the scariest things you can see as a parent.
So, be brave, get a flu shot and protect yourself! It may help you stay away from the hospital too!