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Old 12-18-2009, 11:38 AM   #61
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No. She may try elsewhere like the free clinics or an urgent care place.

I was just wondering as you said (I think it was you) in another thread you were going to give the doctors office an ultimatum today, give your wife the shot too or you'll take your business elsewhere. Just wondering how that played out.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:20 PM   #62
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I was just wondering as you said (I think it was you) in another thread you were going to give the doctors office an ultimatum today, give your wife the shot too or you'll take your business elsewhere. Just wondering how that played out.
Anti-climatically. Wife doesn't really care that much. No ultimatum given. It is kind of hard with the bifurcated system in most medical offices. The front desk receptionist staff/schedulers don't know much medically. The nurses don't deal with billing nor do they have authority to make exceptions to corporate policy. The dr's are difficult to get to talk to unless you don't mind waiting for a while. The billing dept doesn't know anything medically related.

But I do like the dr's as they seem very knowledgeable, they have a nice comfortable office, and it is very conveniently located to home, work and daycare. Devil you do know is better than the devil you don't know sort of thing. Looking back on the last 5-6 years we have brought our family there, they have been very helpful many times as well. So I guess you take the good w/ the bad.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #63
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It was pretty crowded last Saturday at the free H1N1. The wait was 1.5 hours at 11 AM, so I came back at 12:30 and only waited 36 minutes. They vaccinated 2,000 people.
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Got the seasonal version in October and just got the H1N1 yesterday. Only had a 5 minute wait at the Army base clinic as most patients are on leave and the staff was basically goofing off. Bring on the bugs~I'm protected!
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Ya might want to hold off a couple of weeks on that H1N1 invitation. I understand it takes a little while for the immunization to become effective.
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Ya might want to hold off a couple of weeks on that H1N1 invitation. I understand it takes a little while for the immunization to become effective.
And, it's only like 60% effective even when you have waited the usual 6 weeks for full response to occur (though such breakthrough cases are probably milder).
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DH and I had our H1N1 shots 12/14/09. Our health dept had the vacinne and the hospital administered the shots at the mall, so charged $10.00 per shot. I am going on a cruise next month and want to be as protected as possible. We both had the regular flu shot earlier.
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This might be of interest to some folks that aren't aware. I'm taking the family on holiday to the US next week (first time in 3 years I've been back too) so I checked into travel insurance.

If you read all the fine print, none of the policies covered pandemics or epidemics. Since the H1N1 is classified a pandemic by the WHO, travel insurance won't pay if you get it.

Oh well, signed up anyway, travel insurance is really cheap for a lot of coverage.

EDIT: It does however cover acts of terrorism, which may be more helpful than the H1N1 coverage this season.
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EDIT: It does however cover acts of terrorism, which may be more helpful than the H1N1 coverage this season.
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Don't forget your man-purse, because you won't be allowed any other carry-on, except the diaper bag!
Yeah, not looking forward to the travel portion of the trip. However, we're flying US Air for the transatlantic portion and they're currently letting one carry-on per person still. It's just flights from Canada that are banned from carry-on's at the moment. Of course it may change (and I have alternate plans for our gear if they do.) We're not taking much on the way since we plan to do some clothes shopping while there.

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Yeah, not looking forward to the travel portion of the trip. However, we're flying US Air for the transatlantic portion and they're currently letting one carry-on per person still. It's just flights from Canada that are banned from carry-on's at the moment. Of course it may change (and I have alternate plans for our gear if they do.) We're not taking much on the way since we plan to do some clothes shopping while there.

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I didn't realize that this "no carry on" rule was specific to Canadian flights entering the US. I guess it's really aimed at minimizing delays in the holiday travel period rather than at improving security!
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The effect seems to be to maximize delays, cancellations and other inconveniences.
Toronto airport tops list of worst delays - The Globe and Mail
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Hmm what to do. We chose not to have the H1N1 shots, but then we have never had a flu shot in our lives. However, DH found out today that someone he works with and shook hands with last Friday has been diagnosed so now he is all panicky. I would imagine it would likely be too late for the vaccination to have any effect, rather that it might just be best to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Anyone with any input on the situation?
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I would recommend going with the fist bump from now on. Hip, PC, and far less germy.

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