Junior Ganymede
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I cain’t figger

May 25th, 2014 by Pecos Bill

I was in town doin’ my errans when I saw a sign out front of a chemist’s shop I jess cain’t figger out:

 

COME GET YOUR SHINGLES SHOT

 NO WAITING

What I cain’t reckon is why anyone would want shingles.

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May 25th, 2014 14:24:54
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Amelia Bedelia
May 25, 2014

My land.

Why would anyone want the pharmacist to shoot his shingles? Wouldn’t that make his roof leak in the rain?


Jeeves
May 25, 2014

If I may. The injection is intended to confer immunity to the herpes zoster virus, which is the causative agent for both shingles and the chickenpox.

It would appear that this, then, is the same vaccine being offered parents to protect their children from chickenpox. It possible, though unlikely, that I am mistaken and there is something subtly different about this particular formulation of the vaccine.

Regardless, I find it surprising and somewhat troubling that a market has been found for vaccination of adults against an infectious agent that causes a common childhood illness.

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