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Old 09-30-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Who has gotten a flu vaccine

Just got mine, today, and really hope it works
Two years ago I got influenzas A & B with pneumonia between both
Don’t ever want to go through that ever again

Some people say they never get a flu shot ( more power to them ) I don’t want to risk it with a senior citizen in the house

Kinda disappointed that I couldn’t get a shingles vaccine at same time

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Old 09-30-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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I did a couple of weeks ago. After getting the flu about every other year I started on the flu shot every year for the past 30 years. Never had it since.
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:52 PM   #3
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havent got one in over 10 years. seemed like the only years i got the flu was when i got the shot.
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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haven't got the shot yet but already had the flu
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:00 PM   #5
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haven't got the shot yet but already had the flu
Well the nurse that vaccinated me said we have 4 very virtual bad strains so I would get one anyway

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Old 09-30-2019, 04:06 PM   #6
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havent got one in over 10 years. seemed like the only years i got the flu was when i got the shot.
It must be nice to be ď young, tough and good looking ď I am none of those
So have to play it safe
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:10 PM   #7
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At the end of next month I will.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:11 PM   #8
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Every year.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:12 PM   #9
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:12 PM   #10
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Hell no. It’s a farce with their best guess as to what strain will be most prevalent.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:15 PM   #11
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To each his own
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:18 PM   #12
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Never have and never will.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:22 PM   #13
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I do at my Dr. recommendation and I trust him. And, no I don't get the shot at his office, work provides it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:22 PM   #14
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Hell no. Itís a farce with their best guess as to what strain will be most prevalent.
Getting it is still better than nothing bud, even if it's a guess like you say.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:24 PM   #15
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havent got one in over 10 years. seemed like the only years i got the flu was when i got the shot.
Same here but closer to 15yrs by now...one & only time I got the shot was sick for two weeks & nothing since. Maybe we got the batches that worked for a lifetime??

They are talking on the news today of a flu shot lasting 5-10 vs getting it yearly.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:24 PM   #16
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Got mine last week.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:24 PM   #17
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Got mine last week.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:26 PM   #18
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i used to not get one. but, my wife got pregnant last year. so, i got one then. i'll get one this year and so on because it's not about me anymore.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:27 PM   #19
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I have 3 kids and get one each year. Last year was the first year I did not get it. I might have gotten it and maybe it felt like a cold. The flu shot doesn't necessarily prevent it, but help lessen the blow of it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:29 PM   #20
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got mine last week
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:33 PM   #21
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havent got one in over 10 years. seemed like the only years i got the flu was when i got the shot.
This has been my experience as well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:34 PM   #22
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I used to get them every year and work provided them. I would also feel poorly for the next couple of weeks. I haven't got a flu shot in several years now but each fall I do think about it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:35 PM   #23
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i used to not get one. but, my wife got pregnant last year. so, i got one then. i'll get one this year and so on because it's not about me anymore.
Amen to that I couldnít live with my self if , my little niece or nephew or mother in-law died because of it giving them a secondary infection
I started when my mother was dying of cancer and I didnít want to push her over the edge
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:39 PM   #24
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I got flu and DTAP so the kid doesn't get the whooping cough.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:46 PM   #25
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I've never had one and don't plan on it. I get why you are getting one. I've only had the flu once that I know of for sure, maybe twice in 40 years.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:49 PM   #26
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Got mine a few weeks ago . Work gives them to us at no charge . Have been getting the shot the last 21 years and have only had a mild flu one time since .
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:56 PM   #27
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Got it this morning. Work provides it for us every year. We also get the B12 if we want it. I get it as well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:00 PM   #28
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I had the flu shot about 20 years ago and guess what I got the flu. Never again have I had the flu and never again will I got the flu shot! 90% of the time you get the shot they don't even know what strand is coming. I knew of 6 people last year that got the flu shot and they all got the flu, no thanks not for me!
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:03 PM   #29
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Got it last week. I'm a type one diabetic and getting the flu could be deadly for me.


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Old 09-30-2019, 05:11 PM   #30
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Getting it is still better than nothing bud, even if it's a guess like you say.
the only medicine never scientifically proven effective. or even safe are vaccines. i'll wait for the testing. so no.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:15 PM   #31
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My little boy got it today. He’s 6 months old so he got a few others as well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:18 PM   #32
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I've never had one and don't plan on it. I get why you are getting one. I've only had the flu once that I know of for sure, maybe twice in 40 years.


I Used to be the same way. I had the flu in 1996 then got the summer flu in 2016. I have never been so sick. Im talking bad real bad. I will get a flu shot in hopes of never being that sick again.

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Old 09-30-2019, 05:19 PM   #33
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Stopped touching other folks pens years ago. Wife and I have been flu free ever since. Carry alcohol in the car for when we have to use their stylus pen.......
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:11 PM   #34
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My line of work requires me to get one. I mean I would do it anyways to help protect my little ones.

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Old 09-30-2019, 06:13 PM   #35
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Don't forget if you care for the elderly it's also a good idea just saying.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:27 PM   #36
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:50 PM   #37
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Had it for 21 years, every year courtesy of Uncle Sugar. Get one every couple years at work, last one along with Tet a couple weeks ago.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:59 PM   #38
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Hell no. It’s a farce with their best guess as to what strain will be most prevalent.
Doesnt the CDC screen and take panels all over the globe and already see most viruses manifest in the southern hemisphere and historical transmission routes...that seem to lead north to us? Hence how what strains are migrating our way and vaccines are concocted.

Im at Walgreens and old folk are lining up for shots.

I think Im gonna tow the family in for shots. It was bad at our house last year. Thats was alot of oozing orifices and crankyness.

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:09 PM   #39
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I’ve only gotten the flu shot twice in my life and both years I have gotten the flu. I’m pretty sure I’m winning this battle without it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:12 PM   #40
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Got mine

Even if you end up getting the flu, the effects are diminished if you get the shot beforehand
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:12 PM   #41
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Vaccines are great for viruses that don't mutate constantly (like influenza does). They aren't worth much of anything when the strain going around isn't what was in the vaccine you got, and they guess wrong a lot more often than they guess right when they mix up the vaccines. I don't get the shots. I've gotten sick after getting the shots in the past, and I've stayed well without the shots the last several years. I eat healthy and use common sense in not touching everything in Walmart and keeping my hands clean and such. Works better than a vaccine with the wrong stuff in it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:16 PM   #42
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Got mine Friday. One of my customers requires venders to have it or wear a mask.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:37 PM   #43
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the only medicine never scientifically proven effective. or even safe are vaccines. i'll wait for the testing. so no.


Like anyone can even know that......Kip
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:38 PM   #44
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Don't forget if you care for the elderly it's also a good idea just saying.
If you care for the elderly . That's a good one.
If it makes you feel good I guess.
Sorta like killing snakes cuz you think it might prevent someone from getting bit
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:47 PM   #45
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:49 PM   #46
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Don't forget if you care for the elderly it's also a good idea just saying.
I'm convinced my grandfather passed away from the flu in 2017 when it was real bad.

At 91 it was chalked up to old age
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:54 PM   #47
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I've never had the flu shot and have only had the flu once in 48 years. I keep playing those odds.

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Old 09-30-2019, 08:02 PM   #48
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I get it every year, so does my wife, so does my son.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:04 PM   #49
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never have gotten a shot.
never got the flu .. until 2 of the last 3 years.
probably gonna get a shot this year
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:24 PM   #50
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Like anyone can even know that......Kip
That will prolly get past everyone but it wonít past me. Hilarious
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