FREE FLU SHOT SATURDAY!!!
An annual event hosted by the Knoxville News Sentinel to raise money for the Empty Stocking Fund and vaccinate people in the Knoxville area.
So I think it's a really great idea that they are giving out flu shots. Not only are they saving people about $20 apiece, but they are also getting money to put towards "making the holidays brighter" for people in the city.
I have absolutely no problem with the flu shot. It doesn't hurt at all and the people are really fast. The only downside is that for a few days after the shot, your arm will be a little sore, but other than that, it's absolutely fine.
Anyway, this post isn't about me or the little fear of being stabbed with a metal syringe. No, this is about my little brother.
Every year, Sam totally FREAKS OUT (much to my humor) when we have to go get flu shots. It's about a fifteen to twenty minute wait, and with each corner we turn in the makeshift line maze constructed from our lunch tables, he gets more and more upset.
To which he replied:
I pushed him towards the nurse and she asked him if he was allergic to eggs.
Nurse: "Do you feel dizzy?"
Nurse: "Please sit down."
"Did it hurt?"
He basically just had an anxiety attack. And a smile and a sucker later, he was completely fine. The 15th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday was a success. As in, no visits to the ER, and we all survived.
***May I also add that I did not even flinch when I was stabbed. Pretty amazing huh?