I’m a healthy 39-year-old with no chronic health conditions that put me into one of the H1N1 vaccine priority groups. Still, when I found out yesterday at a routine visit that my ob.gyn was offering the vaccine to all patients, I couldn’t roll up my sleeve fast enough. I felt a little guilty given shortage problems with the H1N1 vaccine in recent weeks…but not guilty enough to forego the shot. I rationalized getting the vaccine by thinking that the public health is better off with everyone who wants the H1N1 vaccine getting it. Why turn away those who want it?
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—Kerri Wachter, @knwachter on Twitter