Monday, October 5, 2009

Nose?

I just saw on the news that they're giving the H1N1 vaccine in the nostril. It's not a shot in the nose, is it? Or do they squirt it in there? That doesn't sound so great. My eyes are watering just thinking about it.

7 comments:

Vaklam said...

There's a nasal-spray option. The injection is still in the arm.

frogponder said...

The question is which is going to be more effective? - especially for those of us in the more high risk catagories...

Ms. Moon said...

Yeah. I'm avoiding that shit, no matter how they deliver it.
And I could live to regret these words.

lelocolon said...

Ms. Moon I like your tone, I will rather have the nose application because I do not like getting prick. It bothers me to get prick at all. However with my luck it seems that the needle is going to be the case.

Beth said...

It's a nasal aerosol, and it's only for healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49. It is equally as effective as the shot.

Pseudonymph said...

Had it yesterday. Small needle in the arm, and no pain, no aftereffects, only the mind dulling tiredness that comes with a busy Monday at work. 3 family members down, 2 to go (I'm taking the 12 and 10 year old for one on Thursday)

Vaklam said...

I got my flu shot at the Dr. office yesterday. I never felt the needle. They are using such tiny ones these days.