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Old 10-24-2005, 08:16 PM   #16
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I got my flu shot last week.

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:19 PM   #17
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I haven't gotten one in years. I got the flu two years ago, but I normally don't get it, I get some other damn bug.

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #18
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I'm supposed to get one because I have asthma, but I haven't gotten one for about 6 years. They always make me sick.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:11 PM   #19
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with all the people I meet, the many hands I shake, the small rooms I'm in with occassional coughing, hacking folks, I haven't missed a flu shot in 12 years....

that, plus Purell waiting for me in the car after every meeting!
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:22 PM   #20
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I don't get one because I believe it is not necessary for individuals who are young and healthy. The elderly and the immunocompromised are another story alltogether.

The composition of the flu shot is a guess at best.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #21
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This day and age I just don't want anything injected into my body that I have no idea whats in it...or WHO put what in it...it kinda freaks me out.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #22
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Originally posted by WildHoneyAlways
I never used to get sick. Then I became a teacher. The first year I was okay, then last year I was miserably sick for like, 2 months. :germybastardkids: (high school kids at that)

This year I got anti-viral kleenex, loads of hand sanitizer and a flu shot. We'll see how it goes. Since I got my flu shot I've been more tired than usual.
I was sluggish for about a day or two after I got my shot but this flu season is supposed to be epic in nastiness. We lost quite a few patients to it last year and expect the numbers to be even higher this year. Honestly the flu is not something you want to mess around with - we are all pretty young (anything under 80 is young to me) and healthy but those who aren't are very vunerable to being placed on a vent in hte ICU or even dying with the flu.

rant over

please get you flu shots if you can
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:02 PM   #23
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I have my Tamiflu, thank you, already. Just a quick call to the doctor and an hour later my prescription was filled.

I'm as prepared as I can be,

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Old 10-24-2005, 10:32 PM   #24
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free in canada but ive never had one, stay fit & you wont need it
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:53 PM   #25
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I always get a flu shot and will be getting one again this year in a few days.
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:28 AM   #26
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I've had one each of the last three year, as my employer offered them for free at the office.

Now, with a merger, I expect they will not offer them. Something about meeting attrition goals, I suspect.
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:31 AM   #27
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I got mine yesterday at work and so far I´m feeling good. *knocks on wood*
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:40 AM   #28
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we get ours free too as health workers but not until the middle of nov.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:37 AM   #29
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Re: flu shots?

Originally posted by ABEL
i was just wondering how many of y'all usually get or are planning on getting flu shots?

i've never gotten one. every year i debate if i should get the shot or not. so far i've been lucky and haven't had the flu since i was in college.
i've never got one although the doctor told me that it could be a good idea regarding the fact that i work with a lot of young people who are always sick
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:47 AM   #30
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I've never got a flu shot ...
Although, I've gotten sick during the winter at one time or another, it's never been with the flu.

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