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Old 11-07-2019, 10:55 PM   #1
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If you havenít got it go get it when you can. My 7 month old spent 2 days in the hospital with it a week and a half ago with type A and Tuesday my wife got type B and know the baby has type B too. Wifeís Dr and pediatrician said the flu is no joke this year. Dr said there is a new alternative to Tamiflu called Zofluza that one dose that will get you back to almost 100% within 24 hours if you get to the Dr within 48 hours of symptoms!
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:58 AM   #2
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Got mine, Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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No thanks! Used to get one every year.

Last flu shot I got made me sick! I've been told you can't get the flu from a flu shot, so I guess it was just 'flu like symptoms'. Seemed like the flu to me.

That was many years ago, and I can honestly say I feel like I get the flu less without getting the shot than I did when I got the shot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:27 AM   #4
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Can't take the flu shot. last 2 times it gave me frozen shoulder took 11 months to get back to normal.
The (supposedly dead) flu virus in the vaccine can attack arthritic joints this was the explanation From my orthopedic surgeon. It's rare but it does happen
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:30 AM   #5
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Nope, no thank you.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:34 AM   #6
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Havnt had a flu shot in 15+ yrs. Last time I did was the sickest I had ever been. Never again
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:35 AM   #7
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Done! Prayers for healing...
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:59 AM   #8
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No thanks! Used to get one every year.

Last flu shot I got made me sick! I've been told you can't get the flu from a flu shot, so I guess it was just 'flu like symptoms'. Seemed like the flu to me.

That was many years ago, and I can honestly say I feel like I get the flu less without getting the shot than I did when I got the shot.
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Havnt had a flu shot in 15+ yrs. Last time I did was the sickest I had ever been. Never again
You do realize that the new flu shots have been improved and not like they used to be. I recommend you research this and consider giving the shots another try. I did and they did not affect me.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:12 AM   #9
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If you care for the young or elderly it just makes common sense.
Got it done.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:12 AM   #10
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:18 AM   #11
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Nope. I have gotten the flu once in my life and I haven't had a flu shot since I was old enough to say no.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:24 AM   #12
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No thanks! Used to get one every year.

Last flu shot I got made me sick! I've been told you can't get the flu from a flu shot, so I guess it was just 'flu like symptoms'. Seemed like the flu to me.

That was many years ago, and I can honestly say I feel like I get the flu less without getting the shot than I did when I got the shot.
Same for me.

Hard pass.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:26 AM   #13
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Can I get vaccinated and still get flu?

Yes. Itís possible to get sick with flu even if you have been vaccinated (although you wonít know for sure unless you get a flu test). This is possible for the following reasons:

You may be exposed to a flu virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in you becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect you. (Antibodies that provide protection develop in the body about 2 weeks after vaccination.)

You may be exposed to a flu virus that is not included in the seasonal flu vaccine. There are many different flu viruses that circulate every year. A flu vaccine is made to protect against the three or four flu viruses that research suggests will be most common.

Flu vaccine varies in how well it works, and unfortunately, some people can become infected with a flu virus that a flu vaccine is designed to protect against, despite getting vaccinated. Protection provided by flu vaccination can vary widely, based in part on health and age factors of the person getting vaccinated. It also can vary based on the match between the vaccine viruses used to produce vaccine and circulating viruses that season. In general, a flu vaccine works best among healthy younger adults and older children. Some older people and people with certain chronic illnesses may develop less immunity after vaccination. Flu vaccination is not a perfect product, but it is the best way to protect against flu infection.

Even if you do get the flu after being vaccinated, some studies have shown that a flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness.

A 2017 study showed that flu vaccination reduced deaths, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, ICU length of stay, and overall duration of hospitalization among hospitalized flu patients.

A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with flu, vaccinated patients were 59 percent less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Among adults in the ICU with flu, vaccinated patients on average spent 4 fewer days in the hospital than those who were not vaccinated.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:31 AM   #14
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Yep! My FIL just was diagnosed with Type A
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:32 AM   #15
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I take mine every year and still can't get my feet off the ground
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:38 AM   #16
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Let me give my opinion since I probably give 10 or more flu shot a day to patients mostly adult and some adolescents. The flu shot doesn't give you the flu but can make you feel kinda sick but that is not common. Most of my patients just say their arm was sore for a day or so. You can get the flu even if you get the flu shot but getting the flu shot will help lessen the amount of time your sick.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:42 AM   #17
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Im gonna go today. My 1yr old got his first flu shot and it was split in half since it was his first flu shot...several weeks ago...time to schedule the second half.

Great PSA.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:43 AM   #18
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:45 AM   #19
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Whole family got ours


Makes sense with little kids around
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:54 AM   #20
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I had the flu about ten years ago. Was sick for 2 weeks and not right for a month more. Now, shot for me every year.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:28 AM   #21
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Me and my wife have never taken a flu shot and probably will not ever take one . Luckily we have never had the flu.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:40 AM   #22
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You do realize that the new flu shots have been improved and not like they used to be. I recommend you research this and consider giving the shots another try. I did and they did not affect me.
I know people that get the shot yearly and still get sick on bed rest for 1-2 wks. Iíll pass.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #23
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My company requires we get one because we work in hospitals
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:16 AM   #24
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My company requires we get one because we work in hospitals
Same here. But regardless of that, I will still get it every year. I love how people put their trust in medicine on a daily basis, but are incredulous when it comes to the flu shot. I owe it to my kids to get the shot to help protect them.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:35 PM   #25
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How much less likely to get the flu are you if you get the shot vrs. not getting the shot?

If there is a number out there, can you trust the source? Or do they have a vested interest in you getting the shot - as in are they making money off of it?

With the side effects that it seems like every medicine out there has, I try not to take anything, if I don't have too. In a year, I probably take about 6 aspirin and maybe that much cold/allergy medicine. I am blessed with good health.

No, I don't put my trust in medicine on a daily basis.

But I do love how people who don't know me still feel compelled to tell me how to live.

'Get a flu shot - it'll help you not get the flu (maybe)'. When for years, not getting a flu shot has worked with great results. Why would I make a change?

Now if getting the flu becomes a problem for me, yes I'll make a change.

But if it ain't broke, why try to fix it?
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:45 PM   #26
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How much less likely to get the flu are you if you get the shot vrs. not getting the shot?

If there is a number out there, can you trust the source? Or do they have a vested interest in you getting the shot - as in are they making money off of it?

With the side effects that it seems like every medicine out there has, I try not to take anything, if I don't have too. In a year, I probably take about 6 aspirin and maybe that much cold/allergy medicine. I am blessed with good health.

No, I don't put my trust in medicine on a daily basis.

But I do love how people who don't know me still feel compelled to tell me how to live.

'Get a flu shot - it'll help you not get the flu (maybe)'. When for years, not getting a flu shot has worked with great results. Why would I make a change?

Now if getting the flu becomes a problem for me, yes I'll make a change.

But if it ain't broke, why try to fix it?


Iím with you, itís a 50/50 proposition at best. Big pharm loves pushing flu shots, which tells me all I need to know.


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Old 11-08-2019, 01:50 PM   #27
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Got a 75 year old mother in law living on my property and I am no spring chicken
So I got mine done over a month ago

People who don’t believe in immunization always seem to be the odd balls who spread their opinions and viruses around creating doubt
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:58 PM   #28
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I got the flu shot in '15 and '16. In '15 I got the flu, in '16 I got the flu twice.

I didn't get the flu shot in '17 and '18. Didn't get the flu those years.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:04 PM   #29
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Iím with you, itís a 50/50 proposition at best. Big pharm loves pushing flu shots, which tells me all I need to know.


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Yep... Never had one, never will. Big pharma pushes a lot of things and it's all about the $$$.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:07 PM   #30
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How much less likely to get the flu are you if you get the shot vrs. not getting the shot?

If there is a number out there, can you trust the source? Or do they have a vested interest in you getting the shot - as in are they making money off of it?

With the side effects that it seems like every medicine out there has, I try not to take anything, if I don't have too. In a year, I probably take about 6 aspirin and maybe that much cold/allergy medicine. I am blessed with good health.

No, I don't put my trust in medicine on a daily basis.

But I do love how people who don't know me still feel compelled to tell me how to live.

'Get a flu shot - it'll help you not get the flu (maybe)'. When for years, not getting a flu shot has worked with great results. Why would I make a change?

Now if getting the flu becomes a problem for me, yes I'll make a change.

But if it ain't broke, why try to fix it?
Last year it ended up being less than 30% effective.

Its a crap shoot.

I don't take it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:15 PM   #31
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Im done. Im about to take the 3yr old. 1yr old has to wait 2 weeks until follow up.

November 2018 through early February 2019 sucked...alot. Sick kids dont take holidays from being sick.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:18 PM   #32
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If the government and pharmaceutical companies want me to have it, give it to me twice.


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Old 11-08-2019, 02:20 PM   #33
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For most of my adult life, I've worked in jobs that were very much data driven.

If something is right, true or the path to follow, show it with data. Shouldn't be that hard. Data is data - it proves your point or it doesn't.

And if the only data you can find comes from the salesman? Well you know his job is to sell, right?

I'm neither pro nor con on immunization. The whole polio immunization thing did seem to work out pretty well.

I am pro choice on getting the flu shot or not though.

Show me independent data that will change my mind.

Until then, I'll stick with the data I have, which equates to - no flu shot, no flu.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:33 PM   #34
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In my opinion, many people react to secondary effects depending on their heritage, but no one knows for sure about the sickness, until they go to visit the doctor and even the doctor knows whats happen with you, but he will prescribe medication (until) you feel better because doctors are like mechanics they recommend change this and that until your car runs again, my point is why not try to visit your local pharmaceutic and try to combat the sickness with allergy medications? they are certified people too and both symptoms are equal, but you are not going to run with the secondary effects, God bless you.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:38 PM   #35
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I've had many years where I have got one and many where I have not. No correlation to me on whether or not it could have prevented the flu or was completely ineffective.

That said, I got mine this morning. Certainly can't hurt!
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #36
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Pass.

Never had one and never had the flu (at least not that I can remember).


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Old 11-08-2019, 03:16 PM   #37
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not no but hell no! Ill let everyone else be lab rats for big pharma and CDC
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:19 PM   #38
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Man some of you guys, do you wear tin foil hats all the time or just at home?
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:14 PM   #39
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First time in a couple decades I’ve got mine. Did it for the 3 month old at home.
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I have never had the shot and only had the flu once, it did suck for sure but the people and family I know that get the flu shot every year are the ones that always get the flu...splain that.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:20 PM   #41
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Got mine 2weeks ago. Last time I didn’t get it 2 years ago I got the flu.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:41 PM   #42
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I always wash my hands after I touch anything or anyone during flu season. I carry Germ X and I try to boost up my Vitamin C intake and Stay active. I just dont trust the Flu Shot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:54 PM   #43
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I have never had the shot and only had the flu once, it did suck for sure but the people and family I know that get the flu shot every year are the ones that always get the flu...splain that.
Maybe they're sickly people and the flu shot keeps it from being even harder on their bodies.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:55 PM   #44
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I have never had the shot and only had the flu once, it did suck for sure but the people and family I know that get the flu shot every year are the ones that always get the flu...splain that.
Pretty easy to explain. About 75% of the time, on average, the flu vaccine doesn't match up to the strain of influenza that goes around. In a really good year, it might be 50% effective. Influenza is a constantly mutating virus, so the vaccines are hit and miss - mostly miss. They probably won't kill you, but they're not very effective. My wife gets one every year. I never do. She's sick more often than I am. She works at a college and is around a lot of people. I'm not around as many people as she is. I try to keep my hands clean, and I avoid sick people like the plague (see what I did there?). Works better than a flu shot for me.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:57 PM   #45
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Of kids that die from the flu, 80% didn't get the shot.
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