Wednesday, September 15, 2010


"The Texas Department of State Health Services will be available to administer the flu vaccine to all NISD employees and their families Monday, September 20, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. "

The first time I read this email two weeks ago, I freaked out. I could feel my face getting warm and my stomach start to church almost immediately. If they had told me I would have to get a shot to teach, I might have seriously considered it.

As soon as I could calm myself down, I ran into my teach teacher/mentor's room and asked her if we were required to get a flu shot. She assured me that it was not required. Hopefully they don't change their mind. Because I might just freak out.

Last time I got a shot, I fainted. Literally. I was 16 and I was getting my tetnus shot. I always tell myself that I won't watch. When it comes down to it though, I can't tear my eyes away. I watched the needle go in and then come out. Then I turned to my dad sitting next to me and fainted.

So no, I don't think I will be getting the shot. I'll need someone there with me and it is a long drive.