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“What did you do at school today?” asked Grandpa of his grandson who’d just turned 13 and was very, very slowly entering adolescence. Grandpa didn’t really expect anything more than a perfunctory grunt, which might have combined ‘What a stupid question!’ with ‘Mind your own effin business old man!’ and ‘Leave me alone; I’m busy with my PS4!’

Instead the boy answered simply... “I had an injection.”

“An injection?... What for?”

“Apparently it prevents sexually transmitted diseases when I become sexually active!”

“Really? And are you sexually active?”

“Eeeeew! No way!... not yet!”... as the lad returned to the PS4.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    True story related by a friend yesterday.

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    That's rather disturbing. Are parents informed of this before their kids are injected? Can they opt out?

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    I’m not sure if they can opt out. Opting out of inoculation programmes is a big issue over here and big brother is trying to bully every parent into acquiescing.

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Yeah, here too. But I don't think we're to the point yet where they're mandating kids get shots at school to prevent STDs. I could be wrong, though.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    I’ll speak to my chum and find out if the kid’s Mum could have opted out.

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    Jeff Taylor 3 months ago

    I think they could've Neville, but as that particular injection also nearly eliminates cervical cancer in women (I think it has an effect on prostate cancer as well for men) it's probably a good thing to have. Along with MMR and a range of other vaccines.

    A good drabble about the generation gap though. It does seem to be widening somewhat. 😀

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    Haha I love it, that's really a drabble for our times isn't it? Yes, it's definitely worth kids having that injection. My only worry would be about the misinformation that media hysteria promotes - like the MMR crap we had to put up with years ago, which terrified anyone who wasnt prepared to put the effort in doing some reading of their own about it.
    Anyway, eeeuw, girls, I'm with the lad, give me a PS4 every time lol

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