Tag Archives: H1N1

48 + 75 = disappointment (or, One way to spend Veterans’ Day)

Still no swine flu shot for Chicklet. [Sigh.]

Pharmacy: 700 doses
Line outside pharmacy: 1,000+ people (probably closer to 2,000)

Line for H1N1 vaccine in Sand Point
Line for H1N1 vaccine in Sand Point

I’ve never seen a line so long–not even the time I waited for half a day to score New Year’s Eve Prince tickets. It was up to four blocks before the walk-in clinic even opened.

No more shots today

There’s supposedly another walk-in clinic tomorrow. It starts at 9:00. 5:48 (AM!!!) 75: Here we come!

On buses and swine flu

This week’s “Getting There” might be of interest to the gazillions of bus riders (of which I was one until this morning*) who have not yet gotten access to the H1N1 vaccine.

This flu season I’m more concerned than ever about air flow or lack thereof on public transportation. As I ride the bus daily to and from work, I’ve always been concerned about the air quality and if I’m breathing in the germs for the person standing next to me. Is there anything that Metro and Sound Transit can or is doing to mitigate this problem? Do they sanitize the bus between runs, by spraying or wiping down the grab rails?

Read the response…

Germy poles are nasty, I admit, but really no nastier than most mall door handles, library books, church hymnals, or communal party snacks. Besides, you can remove the germs you touch with regular (in my case, obsessive) hand-washing. Unfortunately, hand-washing won’t help with inhaled evils. Swine flu aside, I’m pretty creeped out by bus coughing.

Am I alone?

*I’m still working on finding one for Chicklet–stalking pretty much every health website and flu hotline in the area.