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Do You Get a Flu Shot?

Post: #1
10-10-2011, 05:58 PM
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Do You Get a Flu Shot?


In my opinion, flu shots are the biggest hype in the history of medicine but many people swear by them. How many of you will get a flu shot or have gotten one in the past? Do they work for you or did you become deathly ill afterwards? Please share your thoughts!



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Post: #2
10-18-2011, 06:12 PM
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Do You Get a Flu Shot?


(10-10-2011 05:58 PM)Nicolebailey Wrote:  In my opinion, flu shots are the biggest hype in the history of medicine but many people swear by them. How many of you will get a flu shot or have gotten one in the past? Do they work for you or did you become deathly ill afterwards? Please share your thoughts!


I have not gotten the flu shot yet, but I have considered it. I just worry about getting the flu from the shot-and maybe it will be worse than getting it naturally. I have read and heard that many people swear by it though. My husband is in agreement with you-he thinks the shots are all hype as well.



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Post: #3
12-27-2011, 08:12 AM
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RE: Do You Get a Flu Shot?


I refuse to get a flu shot. The last time I got a flu shot was in 1994. I got the flu a few days later. I get my benefits from the VA and everytime I go in they try to give me a flu shot. I have asthma and I am considered high risk. I will not get a flu shot. I don't see the benefit of them. It seems work for other people. I just make sure I keep my hands washed and take my vitamins.



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Post: #4
12-29-2011, 04:26 PM
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‚ÄčI get my flu shot every year. I mostly do it because where I work gives them to us free, and we can go there whenever and get it and do not need to pay or make an appointment. I have never gotten sick from getting the flu shot, and honestly I haven't gotten the flu in a long time. (knock on wood)



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Post: #5
12-31-2011, 04:09 AM
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I have got sick when I went for my shot. It wasn't the shot for me I think that got me sick. I think it was all the other sick people in the hospital where I went for it. They all had colds and I was there for one hour before my shot.



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Post: #6
01-13-2012, 10:12 AM
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RE: Do You Get a Flu Shot?


I don't get one either. I can understand getting them for the elderly or for those who work in healthcare or crowded professions where it can be really easy to pick up the flu and cause a lot of potential issues. For the average joe, it seems rather unnecessary. I prefer not to add things to my body unless I have to and because I don't work around people or go out much, I feel fairly safe that I'm not going to pass on the virus to other people, even if I happen to get it myself.



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Post: #7
01-21-2012, 01:18 AM
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RE: Do You Get a Flu Shot?


I have gotten flu shots in the past, a few times, and I am not a huge fan of them. I got them when I was working in a nursing home, and it was highly suggested that all of the staff get them. I ended up getting sick each time I had one, but I can't say that I became deathly ill, or that the shot was the cause of me getting sick. The shot either made me sick or lessened the flu that I did end up catching.
Other than those times, I have not bothered getting the flu shot at all. I have only have bad cases of the flu a couple of times, and other than that, I either didn't get it at all, or only got a mild case.
So, I would have to say that for those who are high risk, or those who, if they got sick it could be fatal to them, the flu shot is probably a good idea. For those who are not high risk, I think that it is best to let nature take it course, and the body to buld up its own resistance.



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