Excellent article, Doug. Thanks.
My son got his flu jab this morning - we opted for the shot at the city health department rather than waiting a full month for his checkup. He has the day off school for the holiday and my husband took the day off work. They got their shots together.
My son is milking his shot for all it is worth. We KNOW they don’t really hurt. Just a little pinch. But he called me all “Woe is me, my poor little arm hurts so badly. A new Lego Star Wars set would really make it feel better!” (We negotiated it down to an ice cream cone, which he will get later with Daddy.)