I had my seasonal flu jab this morning.
Having an immune system that is intent on destroying itself has few advantages, and queuing up in our GP's surgery for a flu jab certainly isn't one of them.
However, this year I noticed that a special effort had been made to inject some party spirit into the proceedings. Brightly coloured posters festooned the windows and walls, and cheery bunting flags decorated the reception area, all extolling the virtues of having the vaccination.
The party atmosphere was augmented by the fact that everyone was wearing 'easy access' straps seductively slipping off the shoulder tops.
Even the men.
We formed a reasonably orderly queue and the cheery nurse jabbed each of us in turn......it was just like being back in school except we didn't get a lollipop afterwards.
I also enquired about the swine flu jab, as having MS puts me in the priority group for that. I'm a bit nervous about being in contact with thousands of possibly germ-riddled visitors to the two fairs, so wanted to ensure that I had the vaccination before next weekend, if at all possible.
However Hastings must be right down the bottom of the immunological pecking order for swine flu vaccine deliveries, as GPs won't get their deliveries until the 11 November. So I'll just have to take my chances till then.
Incidentally, apparently scientists have successfully created an anthropomorphic representation of the swine flu virus in order to fully test the efficacy of the vaccine...........