Monday, November 30, 2009

Done

With our H1N1 vaccine rounds! We all got them on October 30th, and Dakin got his second one today. Hooray. Too bad the stupid virus is mutating now, so Dakin is in just as much danger as he was before, but oh well.

I did want to take a second and thank our local Department of Health, though. They have been beyond good to us, and have taken us under their wings in helping us get the vaccines. We had actually stayed at the Department of Health one night (special needs shelter) when Hurricane Ike blew through and our power went out--I'm glad we did now, because it gave Dakin a face for them, and they were eager to help him with the shots. They were so wonderful then, and now--they arranged it so we didn't have to go in the building to get the shots, which is something our pediatrician couldn't do.

*Edited to add that evidently the mutated form is reaaaaaaaally hard to spread from person to person and is really only dangerous to people who for some reason might be resistant to tamiflu to begin with. That's what I get for listening with one ear to the news and not two! Thanks, Monica!! I feel better. Maybe we can do that church Nativity after all...

5 comments:

The Gustafson Family said...

Nicholas got his second shot today too. Here's to hoping it keeps them healthy through the cold/flu season!

The King Family said...

Wish we could get our first round!

Junior said...

thats great, wish every place was that good to work with.
Junior had to go into his peds to get his but thankfully he is old enough to just need one dose.

TMI Tara said...

So glad you have it! The day Chloe got her 2nd shot, my body felt lighter from the relief. I'm sure that relief is even greater for you!

Monica English said...

Oh, that has to feel good. Tabitha has had one dose, but needs her second. Where can I read about the mutation?