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Flu Shots; Should We Get Them At the Doctor or in a Store?

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Flu season is coming, and the flu shots are already available to help us stay healthy and kick sickness to the curb this fall and winter.

Is it better to get a flu shot at the doctor’s office, or while you’re at a store picking up frozen pizzas and toilet paper?  Take the poll!

I get a flu shot almost every year, and now my daughters have accepted that fact the flu shot is just part of fall, kinda like pumpkin spice and creepy clowns.  Why fight it girls.

As we were talking about where to get this year’s flu shot (or flu “poke” as we call it) my 9-year old said to me, “Mama, can we please get the poke at the doctor’s office? Getting a poke at a store is a little weird.”

Hmm.  I hadn’t thought about it until that moment, but she might have a point. Getting Doritos, bananas and an immunization in the same trip is something that didn’t used to happen.  But it’s so convenient!   And sometimes the stores offer shopping discounts or gift cars for getting the poke while we’re in the store, and Mama loves that.

What do you think?  Add your thoughts in the poll.

The Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare tells us what to watch for this flu season.  Did you know people can infect us with the flu one day before they start showing symptoms?  Oh boy.  I’m gonna get the poke, instead of just hosing the office down with hand sanitizer, eating oranges and crossing my fingers.

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