Flu shot issues

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  You can’t force someone to get a shot. If you don’t want her living in your house, then give her a few weeks to move out.  But, I think you’ll be fine if you get the shot even though she didn’t. My husband didn’t get it and I’ve been fine. He had the flu a few weeks ago and I was fine. I just stayed away from him.  Honestly, the flu shot only protects you from a few common strains each year, so there’s zero guarantee even if you all get it that you won’t still get the flu.  Stay away from people who seem sick and scrub your hands like crazy often.

Post # 4
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1947 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would have a MUCH bigger issue being around a smoker than around someone who doesn’t get a flu shot.   You can protect yourself against the flu (get a flu shot yourself), but you can’t protect yourself around second hand smoke (even if she doesn’t smoke in your home, she still has smoke particles on her clothes, hair, etc). 

You should get a flu shot yourself – that’s the best way to protect you and your baby.  

Post # 5
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1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  I get that some people don’t want to get the flu shot (I personally never have and never will) but it is YOUR house – if she can’t follow your rules, then she needs to get out! If it really is that important to you, I would give her a deadline to either get the shot or move out.

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