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I am all for public health. I get that immunizing our children is probably a good thing for the community, even though it isn't necessarily the best thing for the individual.
And the human papilloma anti-viral, now available to boys? Well, that just makes sense. I am sure the incidence of cancers of the nether regions will reduce directly as a result.
What I don't get is this 'flu vac for all thing. I catch public transport. I hear the coughs and splutters every day. We are surrounded by sick people. They share the love. I sure don'tlike it, but I get it.
But why would a healthy young (ish) person get a 'flu vac? We get free 'flu vaccinations at work (one of the MANY perks of working for the government; that and QUALITY technology circa 2004 but I digress)...It protects you from only one of the many strains of influenza (and not particularly well if my colleagues are a random sample).
Just use a handkerchief or tissue if you making sweet love with a virus. And wash your hands. You know, after the toilet, when you eat, when you attend to a sick child. That is your best defense in my opinion. And get rid of all those anti-bacterial products you clean your house with while you are at it. There's nothing like a few household germs to build your immune system.
'Flu vacs are for the very young and the very old. The rest of us need to look after our general health and stay at home if we are inflicted.
Bring on Spring. The orchestra of coughing on the trains is doing my head in.