Toronto Mike

My Sore Arm (Or Proof I Practice What I Preach)


Yeah, I'm the guy who called you selfish for refusing to get the H1N1 vaccine.  And you parents who won't get your kids the shot, you're doubly selfish.  There, I said it.

I wrote that at the end of October, but practising what I preached turned out to be trickier than I thought.  For the longest time, vaccination clinics were only serving the very young, the very pregnant and those with other conditions.  Finally, at some point in mid-November, my kids were able to get their H1N1 flu shots.

To close the communication loop, and to prove I practice what I preach, on Sunday my wife and I made our way to the Etobicoke clinic at Burnhamthorpe and West Mall to receive our vaccines.  I'm feeling great, but I must warn you, this ain't your yearly flu shot.

My left arm still hurts!  It's not the worst pain I've felt there this year, but I'm surprised by how much it still hurts two days later.

Now get yourself to one of our free clinics.  Many have no wait at all right now.  It's better to have a pain in the arm than be a pain in the ass.

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