I had my flu injection last week, ouch! SInce then have had a very sore red itchy arm with a big lump on the injection site and diarrhoea! Haven't had this injection for the last few years but was nagged into it by health care assistant as there is an outbreak of swine flu in our area. 3 people have died in the last few weeks, they had no underlying illness, were fit and active until contracting swine flu.
The Chief Exec of our local NSH trust has said today that if it was up to him he would make the vaccine compulsary for all the 8000 members of his workforce. At the moment 29% of the workforce have taken up the offer of the vacc.
Only 43% of at risk goups under the age of 65 in England have had the jab , compared with 68.5% of over 65's. I wonder how many have been put off having the jab by the 'swine flu' component of the flu jab! To be honest I was and I'm not alone it would seem by the take up of Nurses and other health care professionals but have had it now. Have you had yours?