Saturday, November 24, 2007

Not good news...

This morning I resolved to get a flu shot. In my prior career, I always got a flu shot as I never knew what country I might be in for business. One year, I came down with the flu in Brussels, and spent 3 additional days in a hotel room sick as a dog. I learned my lesson, but since I started teaching, I've fallen behind in my normal flu shot diligence.

So I poked around the city website looking for a clinic. I would go to my doctor, but scheduling just about any procedure with him always conflicts with my schedule (like work, and I don't want to take a day off just to have a 10 second needle to the arm).

What I wasn't pleased to read was this announcement from the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene:

Given that I work in this area, I'm concerned about both the community and my students' families.

What really made me tingle with "ughh" was the nice photo of Bloomberg getting his shot, apparently by a visiting nurse at his office. Must be nice. I would get one through the city program, but all of the clinics are only open from 8:30AM - 2:30PM, which obviously conflicts with people that teach.

I find the press release to be particularly disturbing.


NYC Educator said...

Maybe you ought bite the bullet and see a doctor. GHI covers the flu shot if you cover the co-pay.

17 (really 15) more years said...

I would take the nasal spray flu instead of the shot, whether GHI covers it or not.

yomister said...

nyc and 17,

Thanks for the advice. I was hoping to catch a flu shot on the run, but that evidently isn't going to happen. Off to the doctor I go.