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  •  "Call your doctor" is a generic line that means (21+ / 0-)

    "seek out this treatment."

    For me, for vaccines, that usually means walking into Walgreen where the trained pharmacist gives me my vaccines, puts the info in the computer where it is stored from year to year, is accessible at every Walgreens nationally (and available to a doctor who calls in an emergency); they send me a reminder once a year, and costs much less than a full doctor's office visit.

    If my husband and I don't get sick, we don't miss work; we don't have to buy over-the-counter medicine (or heck, even a gallon of orange juice or cans of chicken soup we'd normally never eat) that cost a fortune for what you get.  We can't afford NOT to do this stuff.

    It's not cluelessness, I don't think. It's shorthand: "call your doctor" means seek the appropriate healthcare for your circumstances. Tdap vax are out there for cheap (possibly for free) if you call around.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:15:33 PM PST

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    •  Just watch out, because alot of those pharmacists (2+ / 0-)
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      are "trained" in that they had a brief hour long (at most) class on it who knows how many years ago.  Most problems with vaccinations are caused by improper injection (specifically into into the subdeltoid bursa) rather than the vaccination itself.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:57:02 PM PST

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