i'd buy the shot, tell the pharm that a coworker will administer it, submit the reciept and dispose of the shot. The flu that went around last year wasnt even close to what was in the shot. Not worth the risk imho.
Ps i had a flu shot when i was pregnant. Ds has aspergers. If i knew then what i know now....
I got the flu shot with DD#1 (13 weeks) she's six no issues at all, she's been sick 2 times in her life.
No flu shot with DD#2 (no time) and she's 3 she has Aspergers.
Just because you got the flu shot doesn't mean that's why your child has aspergers.
Can you become allergic to eggs? Perhaps you could make an appointment with a new general practitioner, and have that in your notes from the beginning?
You'd have to avoid eating eggs at work, but that would be a small price to pay.
Or maybe you could complete all the paperwork for the shot at Walgreens, pay, and get the receipt before the shot, and then "get an urgent call on your cell phone" that you have to step out and take right before getting the shot? If they don't normally have you pay prior, maybe your husband could say he is in a rush, and can he pay prior, so he can leave with his credit card?
Maybe do this in a different Walgreens than you normally go to, so they don't ask you about it when they see you again?
I know some people are going to jump all over me about my sneaky ideas, but I'd have no problem being sneaky in order to protect my baby.
Do not discuss this with anyone at work right now, so you can keep your options open.
If you are going to get the shot, wait until the last possible day, and then get a shot with NO mercury, not "less."
Here are the brands that contain no mercury:
Afluria, by CSL (Single dose vial only!!!)
Fluarix, by GlaxoSmithKline
Agriflu by Novartis
Fluzone by Sanofi Pasteur (Single dose vial or pre-filled syringe only!!!) Makes sure it is the regular strength, not high dose.
I wouldn't recommend lying or being sneaky, it could land you in a lot more trouble then its worth. Including being fired.