Jabs and Shots

8th January – Weekly Prompts midweek Word/Photo ChallengeBooster Vaccines

Vaccine syringe re-sized“Scared of injections? Be glad you have them for protection. In another corner of the world, there are people suffering due to lack of proper health care.” ~ Diyar Jain.

Over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts, the new Word and Photo Challenge is Booster Vaccines.

My partner GC was mostly out of action during December with a virus that culminated in a type of Whooping cough at Christmas. At this point I will add that if there is a virus anywhere near Gerry, he will likely catch it, and having been vaccinated for most things, he plans to boost his immune system with further vaccines as soon as he is well.

Some people are frightened of needles, others believe themselves to be immune because they are hardly ever ill.  The medical profession thinks differently, frowning upon those who refuse vaccines, they tell us that in order to protect others we should first protect ourselves.

 Vaccination whys and wherefores explained.

NHS Vaccines 2A

NHS Vaccines 1ANHS Vaccines 5NHS Vaccines 6

NHS Vaccines 1NHS Vaccines 2NHS Vaccines 3In the United Kingdom, vaccines are offered free to those eligible, and for those not eligible they can be purhased at a very small cost.

If it is suggested to me that I require further vaccines, then I will take up the offer, until then I am unlikely to seek out.

Children are the worse spreaders of disease. So, in view of this, to avoid the spread of flu to the vulnerable, in the U.K. the influenza vaccine is now given to all toddlers and school children. 

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Word/Photo Challenge Booster Vaccines from Weekly Prompts.

Screen shots taken from the NHS Website using Monosnap. Clipart courtesy of Google.

10 thoughts on “Jabs and Shots

    1. And very sensible too, Trev. I find that the older I become the less able I am at handling illness. Fortunately, and touching wood as I type, I don’t get ill too often! Thank you, Trev.

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    1. Thank you. I had to get my thinking head on to put together a response post for this challenge and especially as it was a last minute one.
      Thanks again, Derrick.

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  1. I always like to watch the needle going in, because then there is no sudden shock. I was told by a nurse many years ago that the pain of the injection is just a reaction to the shock. In her words “No shock, no pain”. Youngest lad who is Autistic watches the needle and he never squirms or jumps. Because of my replacement heart valve, I get a free flu injection, and like you would take any vaccination that the doctor suggests.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    This is a great and informative post Sue. It’s a shame that so many myths involving vaccines are so prevalent…..even in this day and age.

    It seems the very people who are against a vaccination to prevent a disease in the first place, are the first to run to their doctor to “fix it” and are willing to take any and all medications prescribed!

    Thanks for sharing this information.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. I’m sure you are right about wanting it fixed! I also feel that many of those people are responsible for spreading diseases
      At the end of September 2018 I contracted a really bad bout of flu and just days after having the vaccination. I’d obviously come into contact with the flu virus either just before or around the time of the vaccination and it was Just too soon for the protection to kick in. I was ill for weeks.
      Thank you for kind comment, Ginger 🙂


  3. Excellent important info, Sue! I agree!

    I’d rather get the shot than the illness/disease…and I prefer needles over swallowing pills! 🙂

    If we all do the right thing…then the physically vulnerable will be protected better from diseases, etc., that might really hurt them. We might recover well and quickly from a cold or flu, but another person…it could be the end for them. 😦 Things that we can be protected from with a shot, people in other countries die from daily. 😦

    I hope your friend Gerry is well now.

    How are you doing today, SweetSue?!?!
    (((HUGS))) no bugs!!! 🙂

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    1. Hi Carolyn,

      I am well, thank you. How about you?
      Apparently, the flu season arrived early this year so I am thankful I received my vaccine in September,

      I’m with you all the way, though I don’t mind tablets. Young children receive the virus via a nasal spray, I wonder why that’s not offered to adults?

      Thank you so much, Carolyn 🙂

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