There are generally two kinds of people who don't get vaccinated. There are the staunch anti-vaxxers who are like, "Big pharma is poisoning our children!" and then there are those who are, how do we put this, flu-shot ignorant? The types who are like, "Well, I've never had the flu, so therefore I don't need a flu shot." Someone in the latter camp took to Reddit's "Am I the Asshole" because she couldn't understand why she'd been banned from visiting her friend's newborn child unless she got a flu shot.
But then, in a miraculous turn of events, Reddit's shame-based tactics convinced the flu shot-averse woman to — wait for it — get a damn flu shot!
My good friend has a toddler, along with newborn twins. Her husband just went back to work from paternity leave, so she reached out to our friend group asking for help. I don’t have nor want children of my own, so I can only imagine how hard it must be trying to entertain a toddler, feed one baby, burp the other, etc. I offered to come help with cleaning, laundry, cooking and the babies over the next few weeks so I can give her some relief.
She texted me today and told me that her husband is insisting that anyone who sees the kids has to have had their flu shot.