Flu Shots

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Flu Shots
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Wed, 08-17-2011 - 8:58am

I saw on the news yesterday that drug companies were already making the flu vaccine.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
In reply to: krilerby
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 9:00am

I've always waited to get their flu shots with their annual check-ups (Sept. and Nov.).

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
In reply to: krilerby
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 10:24am
I was at the store the other day (Walgreens) and they had a sign up that they were giving flu vaccines that day. I thought it was really early to be starting!

We usually do not vaccine against the flu but I'm thinking about it this year. My boys tend to pick up every germ possible at school and then we alllllll get sick! If we do, we'll probably get it early- no sense in waiting if it is already available!

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
In reply to: krilerby
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 10:32am

I guess my worry; if they start giving them this early, will the vaccine last through the season.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
In reply to: krilerby
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 9:35am
Ohhh, I didn't even think about that! That's a good point! I know my kids come home with all kind of bugs well into March. I'd hate to get them the vaccine only to have it wear off before the flu season is over!

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
In reply to: krilerby
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 11:23am

IDK how true it is because honestly I've never heard of them using the same strains, kwim.