In 2009 “…The FDA changed all three (flu) strains for this year’s influenza vaccine—an unusual occurrence.” and that is still no guarantee you will avoid it! In mid February I took “planned time off” to recover from this past year’s very intense schedule – I just wanted to relax and recover a bit.
Well unfortunately the FLU bug seems to never take vacation . It struck me the first night of my time off. Be careful, because this year’s version packs a nasty punch. I can personally attest to that 1st hand! I haven’t had the flu in at least 5 years but this year I got it – and got it big. Started as stomach virus but then spread to my entire body in a few days. Wow, the fever, headaches and body aches really grabbed me – the most painful I recall for some time, not much fun.
I’m on the upswing now, but unfortunately it took a big chunk of my “time off” allowance. Plus I’ll be a bit slow getting back into full swing and just wanted to post this “flu reminder” for others. If you are still needing to get a shot and want to find the closest Flu Vaccine clinic, go to this web-site http://www.flucliniclocator.org/ sponsored by the American Lung Association.