Flu Shot- Yay or Nay?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Flu Shot- Yay or Nay?
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 9:04am

With this being one of the worst flu seasons in recent history, do you plan to get the flu vaccine (if you have not already)?  Has your doctor mentioned it to you yet?

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 9:10am

No, I don't do shots - my family has a severe reaction to them. Yes, my docotor has mentioned it - every year.

I have reactive asthma and every time I get sick, I stay sick for quite a while. I got the flu 3 weeks ago, and I am still sick today. Frustrating, but it's just the way it is. I still would not get the shot...

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 9:05pm

I agree.  I dont get the shot either.  I've been sick with it.. so has my whole family (inc the triplets).  The Flu shot is always last year's flu, not guaranteed to work.