Thursday, November 12, 2009

Slight Problem with the H1N1 Vaccine

So I recieved an email today that the H1N1 vaccine is now available to those in high risk categories. I fall into the group so I thought it was perfect. It is being offered from 10-2 in an area on campus not easily accessible, so I would have to figure out a time to go down there and get it without missinf class or work. But I figure I can do that. I went to print out the screening sheet and there was a question on there about ever having Guillain-Barre syndrome. Uh-oh. I read further and it said that people who have had this condition may not be able to receive the vaccine. Uh-oh. I have had something that seemed a lot like Guillain-Barre syndrome although they do not know what was really going on. So am I ineligible for this vaccine? I have to call my doctor early tomorrow to figure it out.

I was/am on the fence about getting the vaccine. And I certainly do not want to go through anything like Guillain-Barre again. I could not walk and I was almost stuck on a ventilator in the ICU. However, that could happen if I get the flu too. So I'm even less sure about what to do now.

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