A couple of weeks ago I went in for my annual medical appointment. We went through the whole routine, and I showed my family doctor my very scratched up arm from pruning the porch-eating rose. I asked if I could get the Tdap since I am a gardener. He looked at my chart, saw I got the vaccine in 2005 and said I was good for another four years.
Then I went on a little trip:
There was a vaccine clinic at The Amazing Meeting, and almost 300 people got vaccinated! Thank to the efforts of Women Thinking Free Foundation and the very busy and kind folks from the Southern Nevada Health District.
Now, like my kids, I have been caught up with Tdap. We are doing our part to decrease the chance of pertussis transmission to others, like my neighbor’s young baby. And it really did not hurt, so if you have not had the Tdap: go to your local clinic or pharmacy and get vaccinated.
Now I have to go out and continue to tame that porch eating rose bush.