I took two of my children for their annual well baby…ok, not well baby anymore, but physical.
Neither of them wanted to get any shots, and I assured them this was not a visit for shots.
Next I was asked if my 10 year old would have the HPV vacine.
What’s that I ask – it’s for genital warts!
Not concerned my child will get genital warts any time in the next year, I made the, quick, command decision to skip that vaccine…at least this time.
Next we were offered the flu vaccine that is sprayed up the nose.
I decided to jump on this as I figure it will run out later in the year, as it always seems to do.
They both took a shot up the nose – you’d think there was a needle attached.
They both coughed and chocked and acted like the world might end.
So much for reduced drama.
Well, the next day, they both had a low grade fever.
Once came home early from school.
It wasn’t until I picked up the second from school and mentioned his head was warm, that it clicked.
So be aware, the nose mist flu vaccine will likely cause some flu-like symptoms the next day.