It is that time of year again… And no, I am not speaking of Halloween. (It is THAT time of year, too, though.)
No – what I speak of is way scarier than a decapitated zombie with a sawed-off shotgun chasing you through a corn maze in Bullitt County. (Well, maybe…)
It’s flu season. And you – like me – will soon be forced to make the decision: To be shot, or not to be shot (by a needle full of vaccine that is – not by the shotgun-wielding zombie).
Sorry if that whole thing was confusing… It’s just that the vaccine concept makes me a little dizzy. This is mostly because I got the chicken-pox vaccine as a teenager and quickly got full-blown chicken pox. Not being able to do anything but bathe in oatmeal for an entire semester of your sophomore year would have made you a little paranoid about modern medicine, too. But I am also now old enough to understand how much I truly hate being sick. Thus the vaccine is starting to seem like a great idea.
If you enjoy using needles to avoid pain (strictly in a legal medical sense, that is), Norton Healthcare is making getting your flu shot this season as easy as going to the mall. Take $25 and wear a loose-fitting shirt to Mall St. Matthews or Jefferson Mall this Saturday from 11am-3pm.
Just a few restrictions on this – You must be 18 and if you are currently pregnant, your OB needs to send a note. Also – you won’t need $25 if you have Medicare Part B (with proper ID and Medicare card).
Want more in the way of details or want to see if any other Norton flu shot stops are coming to your neighborhood? Call 502-629-1234.