I was fortunate to get the Swine Flu shot last weekend since I have fit in the category of having a chronic illness. My husband and daughter had their shots too. My husband got his because of me and my daughter because of her age. I’m relieved to have this done as getting H1N1 is not on the top of my list along with having Myasthenia Gravis and other autoimmune diseases.
I’m also on immunosuppressant drugs so I had no fear getting the injection. I’ve heard all the hype against it, but being put on a ventilator to breathe and my doctor being unsure if I can even handle Tamiflu, the drug to take for the Swine Flu, puts it all in perspective for me.
There were no side effects at all, just a slight discomfort where I got the shot. That only lasted a few hours. I was told not to take any medication like Tylenol as it might prevent the vaccine from working. My 1o year old daughter’s arm hurt her for more than a day, but she is getting allergy shots twice a week and her arm is sore from that.
Remember you cannot use the mist if you have a chronic illness or are taking immunosuppressant medications, so get your Swine Flu shot as soon as possible to avoid any serious health problems.