Aug 30, 2011

Vaccines Please, No Shots For Me.

flu shot

While at the pharmacy yesterday, my son noticed the "Flu shots" sign posted. Being that I've worked in veterinary medicine for twenty plus years, using the word "shots" instead of vaccines or vaccinations, has always been a pet peeve of mine.

So I couldn't help but smile when my son mentioned to the pharmacist that his sign wording was incorrect and that it should say "Flu Vaccines". The pharmacist agreed with him and told him that using the word "shots" was probably too scary for some people (especially children).

I'm sure there was some eye rolling after we left, but I didn't care. It was a proud mommy moment for me!


Lin said...

He's right though. I think they dumb down the signs so everyone can read and understand them unfortunately.

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