Flu shots

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Flu shots
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Sat, 09-28-2013 - 4:28pm

It is that time of year again. Have you gotten yours yet?

I usually get one but have not heard anything about the health fair we usually go to. But we will get them.

 

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Registered: 07-24-2002
In reply to: coldfingers
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 12:46am

Recently I finished a course of prednisone for a medication reaction on my skin and was advised to wait until I was off that medication for a while.  I am continuing to use a prescribed hydrocortisone cream for the skin reaction and need to recheck to see if  that is a problem for the flu vaccine.  I have gotten a flu shot every year, especially with the diabetic risk. 

Deb

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
In reply to: coldfingers
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 3:54pm

I got mine! The doctor's office called me for another reason and I asked if I could come in for a flu shot. They said yes and I got it!!

There are a number of nasty viruses running around right now and it is best to be protected. The flu virus kills many people every year and diabetics are a high risk group. You can not get the flu from the shot because there is no live virus used in the injection.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-25-2003
In reply to: coldfingers
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 10:34pm

I got mine on Monday. I work at a hospital and this year they made it mandatory that everyone has to get one unless you have a health issue/ religious reason. If you can't then you have to fill out a waiver which will be reviewed to see if you're eligible for the exemption. If you refuse and don't have a waiver then you're terminated. It's now considered a condition of our employment.

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
In reply to: coldfingers
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 10:09pm

I will be getting my flu shot November 14. Seems late this year but as I said in my original, we get them at the health fair. 

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Registered: 11-20-2013
Wed, 11-20-2013 - 2:46pm

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