Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Have you gotten your flu shot yet?
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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 10:05pm

It is that time of year...

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Registered: 04-24-2008
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 10:39pm

I will not be getting one since I am not considered in

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 2:41am

Yes, I got my flu shot about a month ago. I don't think I dare test this new heart valve with the flu. Now they are recommending Diptheria, Pertussis and Tetnus booster. I contact my primary care doc and he said I should get one but I am going to hold off until I see the cardiologist. I haven't had a tetnus shot in years because they made my arm sore all the way down and so I was told not to get one. But it has been many many years since I had the last one. Friends who have gotten the booster have complained of really sore arms afterwards. We have had a number of young babies in CA die from whooping cough this year so that is the reason behind the recommendation.

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 10:14pm
Whooping cough hit me when I was 18, and had mononeucleosis. Of course, that was when they still thought the vaccines lasted longer. I can remember getting boosters on vaccines every year at the Health Dept., but I missed a few years before that. Talk about sick!!! I hope they will let you get boosters. By-the-way, the tetnus booster doesn't hurt like it used to. Just remember to move that arm.

twosweet02

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 10:21pm

DH and I got flu shots as soon as they were rolled out around here.

twosweet02

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 11:33pm

I hope she feels better soon!

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 6:15pm

I hope she is feeling better. It is probably a different rhino virus. You can't get the flu from the vaccine because it is a dead virus and it takes about 6 weeks for the immunity to take hold so it is possible to come down with the flu that is covered by the vaccine during that window of opportunity.

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Registered: 10-29-2004
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 8:12pm

I keep telling people you can't get the flu from the flu shot and they tell me I'm crazy.

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 9:38pm

Dee,

Good thing you are doing a good job taking care of yourself because she would probably be too ill to help you, if you needed it!

It is really hard to get the flu from a dead virus but I guess some people can!!! :smileyvery-happy: