Saturday 12 November 2005, 7:25 pm
suggested we get flu shots before going to Mississippi.
He said he came home with the flu. He was in Mississippi only three
weeks after Hurricane Katrina.
We had been thinking about getting flu shots for a while. CityTeam
said we needed only Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus TD. But they said
some others were also getting Typhoid shots. We could not find a
source for Typhoid shots. Web sites were mixed ... some relief agencies
say Typhoid shots are not necessary, while others refuse to send you
unless you have taken them. We have chosen not to because there is no
time to find them.
Anyway, by snooping around on the Longs Drugs web site, I found these
Centers For Disease Control:
American Lung Association Flu Clinic Locator:
We found that in the San Jose area, flu shots are being offered at
Valley Fair mall and Oakridge mall on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
We went to Valley Fair but the line was quite long ... 40 people or
more. Mary timed them at about 2-1/2 minutes per person. This was on
Friday November 11, and we had forgotten that this would be a school
holiday. Valley Fair was packed.
We left and went to Oakridge instead. There were only about 12 people
in line there, and the line went much more quickly, only about one
minute per person. We easily made up whatever time we had lost by driving
from one mall to the other.
We met a nice woman named Marge.
(I forgot her
last name.) Marge goes to Los Gatos Christian Church
and she knows
my Aunt Katie
and Uncle Phil,
who is an usher at the church. She was
happy to get information about CityTeam's
relief efforts. CityTeam had
made an appearance at her church also, but she hadn't got all the
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