Mom chose to get her flu shot early – before flu season began. A wise choice, I felt.
She “suggested” that it would be wise for Hubby and I (and Daughter, as well) to get our flu shots, too.
“If you get the flu, you can’t come see me. And, that wouldn’t be good.” I agreed with Mom. That wouldn’t be good.
So, Hubby and I stopped in our local Kroger for our flu shots. We get one every year and apart from the little stick and a bit of a sore muscle afterward, there’s nothing to it.
Except, this year, after the little stick, there was a horrible burn as the vaccine was injected into my muscle. It felt like liquid fire. I was shocked and said so.
Hubby and I compared notes after the fact. His burned badly, too.
Two hours after getting the vaccine, I noticed a couple of “mosquito bites” on my arm just below the injection site. And, the site itself was whelped up.
At 9 that evening I noticed a generalized itchiness and when I scratched the itchiest places I noticed groupings of what appeared to be more mosquito bites…on my arms and legs.
I took a Benedryl capsule and still I itched. Was it a reaction to the flu vaccine? Or, from the fresh tomatoes I ate for dinner? I’ve never reacted from either. But, there’s always a first time.