Flu Shot

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Flu Shot
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Sat, 10-15-2011 - 11:04am

I am seriously considering getting the flu shot this year. I will likely have to close my store for a bit that day they come to town but I think it will be worth it.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2005
In reply to: galstorelady
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 12:06pm

I'm not in Canada, but my employer provided it for free this year (and last year) so I got one already.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-1999
In reply to: galstorelady
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 4:09pm
My employer gives all employees a card each October to get a free flu shot. I'm sick for the second time in a month and I am going to use the card for the free flu shot. Normally I don't get the flu shot, but normally I never get sick. The cards have our names printed on them, and the paranoid part of my brain wonders if they track who *doesn't* use the card and if they correlate that with with whether you get sick and if you didn't use the card and get sick, if somehow they can withhold sick pay, but I think that's extremely paranoid. Anyway, I'm in BC and I am pretty sure the flu shot is only free for higher risk demographics (like the elderly).
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2006
In reply to: galstorelady
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 10:02pm

I got mine ten days ago.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-18-2004
In reply to: galstorelady
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 12:50am
DH is in the military, so we get ours for free. My children are in military schools overseas, and they now require either the shot or an exemption statement to be on file. DS#2 and I got the flu shot, DD and DS#1 got the flu mist. We've done it every year since DS#1 was a baby (except the year I was pregnant with DS#2 when they had I shortage and I was the only family member qualified to get one). DS#2 had no reaction when he got the shot. He looked away, asked when they were going to inject him and they said you're done. He didn't feel a thing and neither did I. Those medics at military clinics are that good.
Kellie
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2010
In reply to: galstorelady
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 4:45pm

We have to pay

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
In reply to: galstorelady
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 1:26pm

I usually get a flu shot, but I have not ....Yet..

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2008
In reply to: galstorelady
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 7:09pm
I'm planning on getting it. We don't have a military clinic near us, so I have to go to walgreens, but Tri-care will cover it. DS will get it, and I will see if when we are at his 9 month appointment if they will give it to DD too.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
In reply to: galstorelady
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 8:58pm
I'm getting one. My employer is providing it. In Ontario only the at risk get free flu shots. I've been getting the shot for years because I either was either taking classes in the medical school and it was mandatory or I volunteer with the elderly and it was required.

Bex -

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2007
In reply to: galstorelady
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:32am

Actually Bex, Ontarians have been offered free flu shots for 11 years now.

Kate


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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
In reply to: galstorelady
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:52am

That's crazy . . . I'm suddenly less impressed with my employer :)


Bex -

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