Who's getting a flu shot and who's not?

CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
I got one because my doctor recommended it.Now,I haven't always been up to date with flu shots.But,for some reason I feared I was going to get it,so I better get the shot.I know it may seem crazy to some,but I just felt the need to do it.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm saying thanks-but-no-thanks on that shot to nowhere.
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    I'm a big advocate, tho there is much debate about it.

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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I'm not getting it, even though my job offers it for free as my boss keeps pointedly reminding me. I don't think anyone's crazy for getting the shot--I'm not anti-vaccine--but I just don't feel the need. I'm young and healthy, so if I do get the flu the chances are good that I'll be fine.

    I had it once, in college, and it sucked, so I'll probably kick myself if I get the flu this year. :toothy10:
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  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    Nope, I try to avoid the unnecessary vaccines.
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  • AllerianAllerian Posts: 72Registered Users
    I have lupus (immunocompromised) and am a health care worker. I got my flu shot a week ago. Even if it's a poor match it still provides some protection.
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  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    I'm saying thanks-but-no-thanks on that shot to nowhere.

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  • alacurlalacurl Posts: 1,193Registered Users
    Palin is an expert on flu immunization.

    She can see a vaccine production facility from her house. hee hee
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    alacurl wrote: »
    Palin is an expert on flu immunization.

    She can see a vaccine production facility from her house. hee hee

    You betcha ;)
  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    I am, I got the flu last year and had to go to the ER for my asthma. Never again will I skip.
  • sundaysunday Posts: 535Registered Users
    I got it yesterday and my arm is still sore.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    Nope, pass.
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  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    I'm not, and I don't have any plans to in future years, either.
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  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users

    I have not gotten it nor do I ever plan on it.
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    I probably will give in to the pressure (our clinical directors highly recommend it). Besides, I'll be giving the shots at a clinic this year, so it will be pretty convenient. This will be my first flu shot as far as I can remember.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Nope. My doctor strongly recommends it too since I'll be pregnant during flu season, but I've decided I'm not doing any more vaccines except tetanus boosters.
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  • BefrizzledBefrizzled Posts: 3,854Registered Users
    The Rite Aid near me is having a clinic next week. I'm all over it. I've had the flu before, and my asthma has gotten much worse over the last year (ER visit and pneumonia in May), and I don't have sick days, so yes. I'm getting it. My winter health seems to be better when I get it, too.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    When I get the flu, I almost always get pneumonia or at least pretty severe asthmatic bronchitis. I get it every year I don't get the shot, so I'll get the shot. Sometimes that prevents it, sometimes it's not the needed strain, but it at least improves my chances.
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  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    *sigh* My roommate is likely running a fever right now, and we all know what that could mean....I hope I get to decide! Right now, it's not a "shot or no shot" debate in my head, it's a "please, oh pleeeeease don't let me catch this nasty intestinal flu that (no joke) started in our rival school!" beg-fest.:cwm21:
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    "Intestinal flu" isn't the same thing at all, is it?
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Intestinal flu (stomach flu) isn't actually the same thing at all, is it? I don't think the vax helps with that.

    I never get the vax, and neither do my daughter and husband. I did have the flu last year and it sucked, but they didn't get it. She's not in preschool or day care, I don't work, and my husband works at home. We are all handwashing fiends and I use a cart cover for her when we grocery shop (yeah, laugh, but she's nearly three and she's had one cold. ROTTEN allergies, tho).
  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    Getting mine Tuesday. My husband got his free through the VA a couple days ago.
  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    Nope. I've never had the flu. Lots of people around me have and I still don't. Not fixing what's not broke.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I did, because I have a little one and my doctor suggested it (I also have two big performances over the winter and will take any chance I can not to be sick for them.)
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  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    I say thank but no thanks.
    I only had the flu once. It was pretty bad, I was in bed for 4 days but they have that new medicine for the flu so I will take my chances. I'll just take the medicine if I get it.

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  • M2LRTooM2LRToo Posts: 446Registered Users
    CGNYC wrote: »
    Intestinal flu (stomach flu) isn't actually the same thing at all, is it? I don't think the vax helps with that.

    Correct, the vax helps with influenza, not rotavirus (or norovirus).

    Anyways, all four of us get the flu shot. My husband is immuno-compromised, so the risks of him getting sick (and sicker than the average person) are always higher. My son has a history of asthma and croup, so anything to keep us out of the ER. I know that the shot isn't 100%, but I do think it helps a little. I also try to REALLY push hand washing and all of that junk, and that helps a lot too.
  • newcurlynewcurly Posts: 1,310Registered Users
    violets wrote: »
    I say thank but no thanks.
    I only had the flu once. It was pretty bad, I was in bed for 4 days but they have that new medicine for the flu so I will take my chances. I'll just take the medicine if I get it.

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    Healthcare worker with asthma - so even though I have to PAY for it, I'll be getting it.

    As for tamiflu, it's a wonderful idea, but when I had the flu last year (one of my friends was kind enough to run the rapid flu test for me and verify it..hahah), it started as a little postnasal drip and a funny feeling in my trachea/chest that SORT of felt like bronchitis. I had that for about 36 hours before it really hit me. At that point, the doctor's office was closed and I couldn't get a script for Tamiflu. So I ended up battling the whole damn thing out.
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    Thank you all for replying.I'm just nervous about going to the ER for anything,so that's why I nipped it in the bud.I've had the flu before and it was terrible!
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I won't be getting a flu shot. I got one once, back in like 1994 or something like that, but I haven't gotten one since, and that included the 5 or so years that I spent flying weekly.

    Now that I work at home all the time I have even less reason to get one.

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  • Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
    Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys. :(
  • PhDCowPhDCow Posts: 1,621Registered Users
    I know it's a crap shoot as to which strains are included in the vax, but the kids and I are all getting it. If I didn't teach, I wouldn't get it, but my students (especially residents) are just walking germs.
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