Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Figured it was time to try out this whole mobile blogging thing. I'm writing this from my cellphone as I ride the train home, listening to Medeski, Martin & Wood. Today I learned that at least to many Japanese people flu vaccinations are for kids or the elderly & you must go to a hospital to get one. My impression from the US is rather different. What are your thoughts?

One co-worker who sits next to me is sick with his second cold in as many weeks. Jeff is getting over an illness and Minako was sick last week. No doubt I'll get sick in time for the national holiday on Thursday (Labor Thanksgiving Day). Even though I know it's late in the season I plan on getting vaccinated just like last year.


Anonymous marc said...

my impression was always the same as your japanese friends. especially with the shortage of vaccinations here in the states, preference is usually given to the elderly and the young. however, more and more people see it as good preventative maintenance and use it to keep from getting sick. i prefer to let my body take care of itself rather than risk getting sick from the vaccine or some other kind of reaction.

6:26 PM  
Blogger jarsyl said...

Thanks for the post Marc. Glad to hear your opinion. I can't say I feel like the flu vaccine has ever gotten me sick, although I know people who would rather be sick then get jabbed with a needle.

8:01 PM  

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