|Whose the guy with the skinny arms and haggard face. That's me!|
Bill and I got our annual flu shot today.
We get our flu shots at the Veterans Administration Outpatient clinic in Georgetown, Delaware.
We were notified last month the flu shots would be available today from 1 pm to 3 pm. Yes, right in the middle of my midday nap.
I took an early lunch then took myself and Bill for the eleven mile (one way) trip to the Veterans Administration Outpatient clinic. Yes, in the heavy midday traffic which I try to avoid.
Upon arriving at the clinic we immediately noticed that the parking lot was full. Oh uh, looks like a long wait.
We entered the clinic and there they were, all us old vets wandering around in confusion.
I asked one vet what was going on. He said "They're out of flu vaccine already. You have too get an authorization sheet to get your shot at Walgreen's." Okay. This sounds familiar. Same thing happened last year.
We loaded ourselves back in my Subaru Forester and drove to Walgreens, which thankfully was nearby.
An hour later, after filling out paperwork to have the VA pay for the flu shot, we got our shot.
Afternoon shot, but hopefully we won't get the flu again this year as has happened the past several years.
For all of those who are wondering, is this what government health care would look like? Sad to say, probably.