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flu shot

Posted: October 10, 2016 11:22 pm
by rich_big
My mother used to get a flu shot every year, and every year it almost killed her. I always shied away from them. This week they are offering them at work and think I am going to do it this year, my first time. Tell me, do you get a flu shot every year? Any bad reaction or experience to share?

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 10, 2016 11:31 pm
by buffettbride
I get one every year and have for over a decade. The two times I didn't get one, I actually got the flu. I get mine tomorrow, actually. I have never had any sort of reaction.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 10, 2016 11:31 pm
by buffettbride
Is your mom allergic to eggs?

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 11, 2016 7:17 am
by Saltx3
Kevin & I both get a flu shot every year. I work at the Courthouse and even though I'm in a secured area there are inmates going back & forth outside of my office all the time. We never know what they are bringing on their "field trip". Neither of us have ever gotten sick from the shot. Most health care pros will tell you if you get sick after the shot you were probably already on your way. The serum does not contain a live flu virus.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 11, 2016 8:31 am
by SMLCHNG
Never have gotten one. And I've not had the flu for almost 20 years.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 11, 2016 9:48 am
by lime rickie
SMLCHNG wrote:Never have gotten one. And I've not had the flu for almost 20 years.
Same here.

I have a lot less exposure though, working from home full time.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 11, 2016 10:13 am
by buffettbride
Hubby never gets a flu shot, always gets the flu. Girl kid always gets one because she has a compromised immune system.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 11, 2016 7:08 pm
by LIPH
When I had a job I got one every year because the firm paid for them. I never had a bad reaction to one. I haven't worked in 7 years so that's how long it's been since I had a flu shot. I've had the flu twice in my life, both times in years I didn't get a shot.

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 13, 2016 12:22 am
by rich_big
thanks all. I did it today. I am feeling fine and hope to not have a flu this year.

it was fast, easy and free...

Re: flu shot

Posted: October 13, 2016 7:01 am
by Saltx3
rich_big wrote:thanks all. I did it today. I am feeling fine and hope to not have a flu this year.

it was fast, easy and free...
the vaccine may not keep you from getting the flu but if you do get it the vaccine should substantially lower the severity and length.