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misi49

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 09:06:05 pm »
I have never gotten a flu shot and I don't intend on getting one any time soon.  I have heard too many stories of people getting sick after receiving one.  My best defense against the flu is avoiding people who are sick and washing my hands as often as possible. 

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2014, 12:51:09 am »
I've not had a flu shot in about ten years.
The one and only time I got one was when I had insurance, and I was dealing with the public every day.
It was also the one and only time I ever had the flu. 

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2014, 01:17:55 am »
Yep I get the flu shot every year I need to being a diabetic.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2014, 03:32:20 am »
yes I c still get a liitle sick..but the illness only lasts 2-3 days rather than 2 weeks

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2014, 06:12:37 am »
I have never gotten a flu shot but i am considering the consequences of getting one and not getting one.  I know all health professionals seem to recommend them.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2014, 09:06:34 am »
I've taken one flu shot in my lifetime several years ago and I never get the flu.  My husband takes the shot every year and comes down with the flu at least once during flu season.
Have a wonderful day!

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2014, 09:27:19 am »
We don't get a flu shots. But last year my 11 months old baby and I had flu. Maybe we should try to get a flu shots this year.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2014, 10:32:45 am »
As a senior and a diabetic, I have been getting a flu shot for a number of years.  One year I kept putting it off and never got it, and I was sick for two months with the flu.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2014, 02:04:56 pm »
There's so many different viruses and strains of flu always going around.  The only way I could see getting a flu shot would be if there was a guarantee to be flu-free for the season.  There's no guarantee & I'm sick all winter through with a flu shot or not, so I don't see any reason to get one.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2014, 05:59:08 pm »
I do. One thing I would warn everyone about is making sure the nurse injects correctly! I had an improper injection - the nurse injected way to high and it resulted in "frozen shoulder" and required physical therapy, tons of pain. I am still weak in my arm, 2 months later.


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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2014, 06:01:37 pm »
It drives me nuts that people think you can get the flu from the flu shot.  ::)
Yes, you can still get the flu, but it is because you either already had been exposed or were exposed after the shot. The shot does not work immediately, it also does not cover all strains.


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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2014, 06:38:51 pm »
NO. NEVER. My body does just fine without putting that crap in my body. Haven't had the flu in many, many years and never needed the so-called vaccine to keep me flu-free.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2014, 09:21:57 pm »
  I get the flu shot every year.  I have lots of small children around me daily, so I get a little extra immunity with them.        With the preschoolers, it seems like the give you and also get everything that is out there.               

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2014, 09:25:37 pm »
I don't anymore cuz I always get sick afterwards. Decided to exercise my immune system & let my body be expose to the outside germs. Too much interference w/natural exposure to bugs,virus,bacteria from the outside world will render humans no better than the boy in the bubble born w/no immune system.

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Re: do you get the flu shots
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2014, 01:54:29 pm »
We did, even though I don`t get sick very often. But my partner really wanna be secure from being sick.

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