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(CTV News)   So the badgers, otters and ferrets are OK with this, but the weasels, as usual say they need to study it more   (toronto.ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2021-10-25 9:44:48 AM  
4 votes:
Don't look at me. I got my 3rd shot on Saturday.
 
2021-10-25 9:54:32 AM  
3 votes:

GardenWeasel: Don't look at me. I got my 3rd shot on Saturday.


lucky, we're still only offering boosters to the olds and immune compromised folks.

I got my quad dose flu shot though.

My wife suggested I find out what other shots I'm missing since I haven't been quite as attentive to those as I should have been; I think the only major one that's on my radar is the shingles one once I turn 50 (? citation needed, don't know if it's 50 or 55).

I've never had shingles and everyone who has seems pretty adamant that I don't want to.
 
2021-10-25 10:02:27 AM  
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Badgers can vaccinate weasels with cudgels.
 
2021-10-25 10:54:26 AM  
3 votes:

Dinodork: Salmon: GardenWeasel: Don't look at me. I got my 3rd shot on Saturday.

lucky, we're still only offering boosters to the olds and immune compromised folks.

I got my quad dose flu shot though.

My wife suggested I find out what other shots I'm missing since I haven't been quite as attentive to those as I should have been; I think the only major one that's on my radar is the shingles one once I turn 50 (? citation needed, don't know if it's 50 or 55).

I've never had shingles and everyone who has seems pretty adamant that I don't want to.

Shingles is freaking terrible, don't get it if you can avoid it. I keep bugging my doc to get the shot since my last flare up, but still too young.


Um, if I had active outbreaks I would get another doctor who could get me the shot, the age is just a guideline, if you're already suffering from Shingles then find someone who can get you a jab.
 
2021-10-25 10:59:52 AM  
3 votes:

Salmon: GardenWeasel: Don't look at me. I got my 3rd shot on Saturday.

lucky, we're still only offering boosters to the olds and immune compromised folks.

I got my quad dose flu shot though.

My wife suggested I find out what other shots I'm missing since I haven't been quite as attentive to those as I should have been; I think the only major one that's on my radar is the shingles one once I turn 50 (? citation needed, don't know if it's 50 or 55).

I've never had shingles and everyone who has seems pretty adamant that I don't want to.


Nurse & very-soon-to-be FNP here.  Thank you for being a conscientious human being/fellow Farker.  :)   You can go to your primary care provider and ask them to order titers (done via blood labs) to check antibody levels for the vaccine-preventable diseases.  Sometimes our immunity wanes over time, even for the "lifelong" vaccinations, so it's good to check and get vaccinations you missed or any boosters if needed.  (I personally found out that I needed an MMR booster- the measles antibody level was a bit below the acceptable threshold.)

Note that titers don't need to be done on a regular basis, nor does this advice follow official vaccination guidelines.  Also, don't ask for COVID-19 titers (the science is involved, but those are for public-health monitoring for people who have had actual COVID-19 infections... yes, the vaccines work... no they haven't developed mass-use titers for each vaccine yet).  IMHO, titers drawn once, around middle-age or older, is a good idea - especially for anyone who is going to be around very young children, immunocompromised people, elderly, etc.  Better to check and be safe than sorry!
 
2021-10-25 9:53:08 AM  
2 votes:
We don't need no stinking Badgers!
 
2021-10-25 11:12:50 AM  
2 votes:

Dinodork: robodog: Dinodork: Salmon: GardenWeasel: Don't look at me. I got my 3rd shot on Saturday.

lucky, we're still only offering boosters to the olds and immune compromised folks.

I got my quad dose flu shot though.

My wife suggested I find out what other shots I'm missing since I haven't been quite as attentive to those as I should have been; I think the only major one that's on my radar is the shingles one once I turn 50 (? citation needed, don't know if it's 50 or 55).

I've never had shingles and everyone who has seems pretty adamant that I don't want to.

Shingles is freaking terrible, don't get it if you can avoid it. I keep bugging my doc to get the shot since my last flare up, but still too young.

Um, if I had active outbreaks I would get another doctor who could get me the shot, the age is just a guideline, if you're already suffering from Shingles then find someone who can get you a jab.

The running narrative is that it doesn't matter, you gotta be 50 or pay out the proverbial wazoo for the shot. It's the insurance toadies making the call.

Luckily no more shingles flare ups for 7 years, but learned my lesson about stress levels the hard way.


The average retail cost is ~$200, based on what I saw with my brother I would pay $200 to avoid even 1 hour of that torture.
 
2021-10-25 9:49:16 AM  
1 vote:
Bravo subby, great headline =)
 
2021-10-25 10:13:45 AM  
1 vote:
Actually they have no choice and can't think for themselves in their cages...just like subby!!
 
2021-10-25 10:30:07 AM  
1 vote:
weaseling out of things is important to learn, it's what separates us from the animals. except the weasel
 
2021-10-25 1:18:34 PM  
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2021-10-25 1:30:00 PM  
1 vote:
You guys rule, thanks for the advice,

And before anyone that feels the need to compare Fark medical advice to %other social media platform medical advice% that the resounding message here that's been instilled is to consult primary care and experts within their field before proceeding.

I really wish you all had a further reach.
 
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