Vaccination round two (actually round three)





Walgreens says they’ll add multiple vaccinations into a single shot! They show a big list of vaccinations! I didn’t know some of these existed yesterday! Gotta admit, I’m a slightly tempted to just get everything even if there’s no practical value to it. Is there any reason why I would not want to do that? I know older people with little impact craters on their arms where they got the smallpox shot back in the day, so a least some vaccines aren’t as simple and painless as the covid19 one is… would they leave it off this list if it was a potentially serious one, like if getting vaccine for yellow fever could harm somebody then maybe they wouldn’t let me just get it all willy nilly when I’m not actually at risk of tropical diseases. I don’t actually know!

  • COVID-19
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Tdap (Whooping Cough)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Cholera (Vaxchora)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B (combination)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria)
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

I know I got whatever was considered standard childhood vaccinations when I was a kid, and I know that included MMR, but I honestly don’t remember if that included anything else on the list. Whooping cough is one of those diseases that kids don’t get anymore, presumably I’ve got that one maybe? Better check on that.

Walgreens apparently will not let me get a booster with a different brand name, those bastards. They say “CDC recommends getting the same brand” and then link to the CDC page that does in fact say getting mix-n-match boosters is okay. Apparently CVS is cool with it? I think I’ll just sign up for the covid19 and flu combo for now.

what’s this? an opportunity to get myself injected with an unwise medley of juices?

color me intrigued

alright but I unironically want several of these for Actual Reasons besides The Juice. how much is too much

Pro-vaccine advice: don’t get all of these vaccines

You really shouldn’t get the cholera vaccine, unless you’re seriously likely to need the cholera vaccine. It lasts about 3 months, and for the first 2 weeks you have to be super careful about washing your hands because you can transmit cholera to other people (because live attenuated).

TD isn’t needed if you’re getting TDaP (same TD there, plus pertussis).

Rabies only lasts about a year, I think, and it sucks to get unless you really need it. A better rabies vaccine would be great but we really don’t have it. I think there’s something similar with Typhoid; the immunity just doesn’t last.

There are 2 pneumonia vaccines, and you only really need one if you’re over 65 or have serious immune or respiratory issues (ask your doctor). Ditto for shingles; you don’t really need it if you are younger than that and/or had chickenpox after the age of 2 or 3.

The one non-standard one you could seriously consider getting is Yellow Fever, and they generally don’t recommend it unless you’re going to need it. It has a low complication rate, of something like 1/50 to 100M, but does have the possibility of giving you the virus. It’s still one of those we could consider expanding, but we really did wipe it out in the US.


#illness tw #vaccines #the more you know #transient immunity is such bullshit #it used to be when I was sick I would take comfort in the belief that at least I’d taken the bullet for my future self #turns out that’s not always true #sometimes you go through all that shit for nothing #also I do generally recommend hunting down a possessor of your childhood vaccine records and demanding a copy #it’s good knowledge to have and I’m glad I did it

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