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Old 10-25-2005, 10:52 AM   #31
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I got mine the first week in October. I've gotten one the last 10 years. Never had a bad reaction -- there may be a little tenderness in your arm.
I feel I want to get all the help I can! I usually come down with something nasty every winter, but feel that the flu shot makes the length of it shorter. I advise people to get one. Our University (where I work) offers free shots to employees and their spouses. Good deal!
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:17 AM   #32
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I never get one
I usually get sick about once a year but never get the flu.

Though now that I'm back living in a dorm...
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:21 PM   #33
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I have gotten one every year for at least the last 12 years. It's basically a requirement for me. I have asthma and used to get really sick every year. I was able to get one last year through my dr because I have asthma. I would have been screwed last year if I would have been with out one and gotten sick.

There's no shortage this year so get one if you think you need to get one.
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I've been a chronic asthmatic since I was 6 and used to have to be admitted to hospital with really bad attacks upwards of 4 times a year. My school reports tell me that I was absent from school on average half of every school year, usually as a result of flu (and the flu would usually end with me in hospital)

I had my first flu jab in 1996 and haven't had to go into hospital since, and have had only one real asthma attack since then too

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I've never gotten one and thankfully have never had the flu.

I'm sure I just jinxed myself now.
LOL, ditto-I have had the flu before, but not for many, many years-think the last time I had it was when I was a kid or something, and I've never had a flu shot, either.

*Knocks on wood*

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:28 PM   #37
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I've been a chronic asthmatic since I was 6 and used to have to be admitted to hospital with really bad attacks upwards of 4 times a year. My school reports tell me that I was absent from school on average half of every school year, usually as a result of flu (and the flu would usually end with me in hospital)

I had my first flu jab in 1996 and haven't had to go into hospital since, and have had only one real asthma attack since then too

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I'm glad they work for you. I haven't had the flu since I was a kid. I do get some sort of stomach virus almost every March, except last March (yeah!). I'm having breathing problems now, but that's another story...

Maybe I should reconsider, swallow my pride and go get a flu shot. I just don't want to get sick from it.

For the asthmatics, what medicines do you take?
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:37 PM   #38
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I usually don't get one, but this year my family is putting some pressure on me to get one. My mother is pissed off that they're not going to start giviing them until the middle of November, she thinks that's too late. I haven't had the flu in three years. I hope I don't run out of luck this year.
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:47 AM   #39
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would it be wrong to assume you guys aren't talking about the flu strain which kills elderly people and those with disabled immune systems? some of the blase attitudes are making me wonder if some are talking about the common flu which screws you around for a while not the one which can lay you up in hospital.

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would it be wrong to assume you guys aren't talking about the flu strain which kills elderly people and those with disabled immune systems? some of the blase attitudes are making me wonder if some are talking about the common flu which screws you around for a while not the one which can lay you up in hospital.

I don't think my attitude is blase at all...I don't believe in injecting my body with forigen substances because someone in a white coat say I need it.
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Dis - Are you saying that you wouldn't get a flu injection?
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Dis - Are you saying that you wouldn't get a flu injection?
I've never had one....and I've maybe had the flu once.
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I have gotten one every year since college (except last year because of the shortage).
me too

Although I haven't gotten one yet this year .

I usually feel icky for about a day after I get the shot and then it's okay.
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My mum gets a flu injection every winter!
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