I had a nice 3-day weekend (took off last Friday). It helps because it makes the weekend seem so much longer! We got a lot done. I had some laundry to catch up with. We also did some shopping out of town and visisted DH's brother and his wife (their kids are all grown/in college, etc.).
Anyway, I came into work this morning to learn we have 14 cases of Influenza A. This is out of our total count of residents of 84. This is a population that is something like 95% or 98% (?) vaccinated against the flu virus (in our facility, anyway).
It just goes to show how "awesome" that shot is (insert sarcasm). About 3 weeks ago, we also had a staff member (vaccinated) out with the flu.
Now they are talking about pushing Tamiflu on those of us who have not been vaccinated. Over my dead body! I will not take that junk either. I'll just tell them I'm taking Sambucol, which has been PROVEN to be more effective than Tamiflu.
I'm sorry, but I have never had Influenza, and pride myself on my strong immune system. I truly believe that those who get the flu shot year after year are just increasing their chances of getting the flu. Not to mention, if I do get the flu, it's not a death sentence. You have a higher risk of dying of LEPROSY, for Pete's sake.