Will U B Getting a Flu shot?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Will U B Getting a Flu shot?
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Sun, 08-28-2011 - 2:52pm

do you think you will?

when?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2001
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:12am

I have never had a flu shot and don't plan on starting now.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 2:04pm
Hi Twoki, one year we decided to have flu shots. Don't know why we chose to have them, but it just seemed like the thing to do. Dh was fine, I was not. I had such severe side effects it was awful. After the year was up, we opted not to ever get them again. However, my shot just kept "coming alive" each October for about 5 years or so. The internists couldn't figure out what was making me get all these symptoms every year, then finally my internist called me up and said,,,,," it's that flu shot you had last year..." . Still though, like last October if I didn't start having flu symptoms from that flu shot again.... don't think they really ever get out of your system. I'm with you Twoki, take good care of yourself and wash your hands often, don't feel bad during flu season or when you see someone sniffling not to shake hands with them. etc. I try to stay as little as possible in the public transport system also.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:08pm

I had my first flu shot eight years ago and reacted so badly to it that Dr. Tony said never again!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-09-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 5:12pm
Every time I walk in the house from being out shopping etc. I wash my hands FIRST THING! Interesting on what the internist thinks.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 4:41am
I was always under the opinion that a flu shot was for a particular virus/bacteria that is anticipated to run rampant during the winter months, but if you don't get that particular virus/bacteria then the flu shot won't help it. Doesn't help other colds and strep throat and different bacterial infections... well I'm glad you had your shot though, and perhaps it DID ward off the real thing. You've been ill enough with other things this winter.
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Registered: 03-20-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 4:43am
I totally agree with what he thought. Anyway, I won't be getting a flu shot but I will take my dil to get one, wonder when we should do that. She was ill the entire winter last year... hope her mom agrees that she should get one LOL ;O)
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-24-2000
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:26am

NOPE.....will not get one ever again !

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 2:25pm

I totally agree Bunny,

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 3:59pm

Probably a good idea to take ddil for the shot before the Winter sets in.

I am wondering if the shot didn't top me getting full blown flu a few weeks ago.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:38am

HI,

Everyone has their needs and knows their own bodies.

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