This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Flu Shots - Yea or Nay?

"Flu shots are bullshit, right?"

Thus begins this article on whether or not to get a flu shot (click here.)  Ironically enough, after this intro, the author eventually lands on the side of getting the shot.

This was a timely read for me because I had just done a very informal polling of my Buzzy's Country Store folks to learn that the majority of them did not get a flu shot for a number of various reasons.  Seems the most common reply I heard was something along the lines "I never got the flu until I got the shot."  (There is some debate as to whether or not this is possible (click here.)  

Just to verify if my Buzzy folks were in or out of step with the general public, I did some googling and found that less than half of U.S. citizens get the flu shot (click here.)  I guess like so many issues of late, I am in the minority on this one too because I always get the flu shot.  In fact this year, because I am over the age of 65 I got the High Dose Flu shot

As for the effectiveness of doing so, I hate to make any statements one way or the other about not having had the flu.  I know that as soon as I say something positive about getting the flu shot - I will get sick as a dog!  So let's just leave it that I get the shot but am not sure if it does any good or not.  Knock on wood, fingers crossed, three Hail Mary's and all that other kind of crazy stuff nothwithstanding.

I only know one flu joke and it has to do with a sex deprived husband who claimed that he was suffering from the Chinese flu: Lack-a-nooky.

Did you know that the band named The Slants won their Supreme Court case to call themselves by that name?

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