Getting my influenza vaccine

The nurse with my flu shot


My flu shot card.

Had a bout with vertigo a couple of days ago, but I was glad I was well enough earlier today to come back to work after calling in sick last Monday. Today was the last day company employees were scheduled for the administration of the annual flu vaccines, and I wouldn’t want to pass up on this opportunity (the vaccine was a medical benefit paid for by the company anyway) considering I missed a few consecutive days at work last year due to flu-like symptoms and I don’t want to go through that again for the remainder of the year. We were told the vaccine — provided by Sanofi Pasteur, the favorite “global life sciences” firm of Noynoy Aquino and the rest of the Philippine Liberal Party — were meant to counter four (4) strains of influenza. I certainly hope I won’t contract a strain (or a mutation) outside of that specific group.