Here’s that booster shot I promised…

Just a quick follow up from the last post. Here’s that booster shot I said I’d get.

While waiting the required 15 minutes before leaving my local community health centre I read the package insert, and I can tell you that I am:

  • one of the ~72% of adults who experience pain at the injection site for a short time following the immunisation; and
  • one of the estimated only ~11% of Australian adults up to date on their pertussis boosters

Whooping cough is a vaccine preventable illness. Do your bit to protect yourself and your community from it, as well as from diphtheria, and yourself from tetanus.

Call your doctor and book an appointment for YOUR booster shot today.

And Remember: Real guys immunise.

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About kill3rtcell

I'm in my third year of a PhD studying how cells of the immune systems respond and develop to different invaders, and how they form memory. In 2011 I received first class honours in Immunology, and the year before completed a Bachelor of Science, with majors in Immunology and Microbiology, and minors in molecular biology and biochemistry. I love learning about the systems the body uses to protect us from disease, and explaining concepts. I'm hoping to share the appreciation that comes from understanding the immune system by explaining in easy, accessible language some of the basics of its function.
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One Response to Here’s that booster shot I promised…

  1. Pingback: Has Whooping Cough Evolved Around The Current Vaccine? Reflections On The Current Scientific Evidence | The LymphoSite

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