Are You Getting the Flu Shot This Year?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Are You Getting the Flu Shot This Year?
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 8:51am

It's time to start thinking about the flu shot again.  What are your plans?  Will you be getting the flu vaccine while you are pregnant?  

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Registered: 08-02-2013
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 12:43pm

I think I will be.  I've gotten it every year in the past so I don't think I'll change it this year. I really don't want to be sick while I'm pregnant! 

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Registered: 03-09-2004
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 1:04pm
nope, I only got it once but I've never had the flu so I find it unnecessary.

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Registered: 08-28-2013
Tue, 09-03-2013 - 4:06pm

Being a nurse makes this both an easy and hard decision.  I will probably get it because if we have an outbreak I would not be able to come to work without taking the oral Tamiflu.  Do I really want to expose the baby to anything unnecessary??  No, but I definetly think the benefits outweigh the risks considering my work environment and having school aged children that drag home every bug imaginable....


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Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 09-05-2013 - 10:57am

I've never gotten it before, and I won't be starting now.  It's not something that I consider necessary.