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Flu Shots
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:06:05 am »
Do you get them?  Have you gotten yours yet for this year?  I got mine yesterday at my local grocery store pharmacy.  I have gotten one every year since I had a very bad case of the flu and haven't gotten sick since then. 


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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 09:08:45 am »
No I don't get them.  I've only had the flu once in my life and that was over six years ago.  I don't take medication either and don't plan on starting.  I don't trust it.  Don't want that poison in my body.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 09:11:34 am »
I get them every year, and my daughters' are on a list that says they are required to get themdue to asthma and severe allergies and I think they are great, have it had not even an sneeze since I have been getting them.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 11:03:49 am »
I have not got one but debating weather I should or not because I got sick at the begining of the summer and it took me like three or more weeks to get rid of it.  I don't care for needles but it might be worth it.  I have asmatha and sizers so it might be a good Idea but I will go to my doctor so I know its ok with the medications I take.  I think I will make an appointment as soon as I can. Thank you for reminding me to consult my doctor.  That was a good post becasue I forgot and was not thinking about it until now.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 11:11:58 am »
i have not gotten a flu shot in about ten years. In that time I have gotten the flu once and it was the swine flu...probably the worst experience of my life but its all gone and all better now.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 12:06:01 pm »
I've never gotten one before, but I think getting one, especially in some instances can be good, like when it comes to children, the elderly, or those that may have other medical complications when they get the flu. Who knows, maybe I'll eventually get one too.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 02:12:11 pm »
We haven't got them yet, but I will and so will my son. We get them every year.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 06:46:52 pm »
I haven't gotten one yet this year, but I will...definitely worth the time

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 07:56:46 pm »
My entire family doesn't get them . They say if you get Broncitis at least once a year you shouldnt get the flu shot because you will only get sicker each time you get the shot . Its put 2 of my kids in the hospital for more than 3 days each time .  I dont take the chance , your body was ment to get sick , if you didnt you wouldnt have an immune system.  I also space out my childrens vaccines so they only get 1 or 2 at a time over 4 years !  :thumbsup:

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 08:14:41 pm »
I have not ever had a flu shot I know when I was a kid my mom wanted me to have one because of my asmatha.  I was put on a waiting list for a kids flu shot but never got them here where I live.  Now I am an adult I feel I never had one before so why start now.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 09:41:22 pm »
When I was kid, my parents made me get them. Now, as an adult, I refuse to get a flu shot. You wander why kids are so sickly now a days, is because they get treated for every possible cold or stuffy nose. Medicines that was working in the past is no longer affective. Your immune system is the mechanism that helps you heal. When you stop illness right away from passing through your body, you'll get the cured fast but the problem is that your body won't be able to recognize that specific bug/virus because it wasn't in the body long enough for the immune system to tag it put into the memory banks of that specific bug. So,if another virus comes through that is kind of like the old virus, the immune system has some data on how to get rid of the new bug. Today, too many people over medicate themselves & their kids to much. If you're so afraid of every little runny nose, you might as well live in a bubble. The rest of us will let our immune systems do the work & give it some kind of exercise. If you don't use it you lose it! :thumbsup: 

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 02:18:12 am »
we've only gotten a flu shot one time and that was 2 years ago after the baby was born. we didn't get any last year and i doubt will get any this year.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 08:53:37 am »
I can't remember the last time I got my flu shot

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 09:20:49 am »
I am a senior, and I had gotten flu shots every year since I was 60.  However, last year I kept putting it off and ended up not getting one.  I was sick for over a month - worst case I've ever had, I think.  I definitely plan to get one this year.  As a matter of fact, thanks for reminding me.  !!

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 09:34:16 am »
I've gotten them every year  in the past 10years or so. I had a bad case of the flu and do not care to repeat it.

Sometimes they make me feel a little "off" the next day so I make sure I do not have a big day planned the next day. Other wise they are 
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