Posted in Parenting

Flu Shot Or Not?

That time of year is upon us again:  flu shot time.

What I find disturbing is that with the recent evolvement of flu-like diseases such as Ebola and Enterovirus there are still parents out there who are willing to risk the lives of their children by disregarding the need for a flu shot.

These parents believe that the flu shot will cause autism.  They are concerned because today it seems that everything causes cancer.  The most lame excuse I’ve heard is “lack of convenience” because it’s not easy to get the kids into the doctor.  That’s bullshit because you can drag your kids to CVS, Walgreens or even Walmart and they’ll provide flu shots–sometimes for free.  If your kids get the flu you’ll see how “convenient” it is as you lose lots of sleep being up all night worrying about them.

For those parents who are diligent about getting their own flu shots, as well as making sure their kids get one, I praise you.  Not only are you protecting yourselves, you are also protecting the community around you.

For the parents who are still ignorant and refuse to get a flu shot for either themselves or their kids, I wish you the best of luck.



I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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