(Closed) Flu Shot!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are you getting the flu shot?
    I already got it. I get it every year! : (13 votes)
    13 %
    I plan to get it : (34 votes)
    35 %
    I'm not sure : (10 votes)
    10 %
    I never get it : (39 votes)
    40 %
    Other (explain) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have never gotten one but am this year!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My hubby and I will also be getting the flu shots. I’m mostly getting it because I am around folks who are always sick because their kids get sick at school. Since I have been sick way to often this year, I like to be protected.

    Post # 5
    Member
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I’ve never had one. That’s not to say I wouldn’t but honestly I just haven’t thought about it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i’m getting it because my company provides them, the people come to my office and administer them, no doctor’s appt necessary 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Never got one before but they’re free at my new job!  FI has to get one every year because he is a teacher.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I had them every year as a child, but when I was 14 I got my last flu shot. That year after getting the shot I had the WORST flu of my life. I was sick for 24 hours and I was violently ill 15+ times. lol sorry thats gross.

    I lost my faith in the flu shot after than. I believe that it is essential for people with poor health, children & seniors… but until I am either in poor health or aging I won’t get another one. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’m almost 7 months pregnant, so even though I get the seasonal flu vaccine every year, it was pareticularly important that I get it this year.

    I’m on the list for the H1N1 when it becomes available!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I work in a hospital so I have to.  Either that, or wear a mask all day.  Maybe the mask wouldn’t be such a big deal if I didn’t work in marketing!   LOL    Laughing

    Post # 11
    Member
    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I figure since I’m young and healthy I will just play it safe (wash hands, cough into sleeve, etc.). If I was in a high-risk category I might think about it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I work in a health care facility surrounded by people, many of whom I am in close contact with….I don’t have time to get sick so I got my shot yesterday!

    Post # 13
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I never get it. I’m young and healthy and I don’t work around children or even a lot of people (I work at home mostly and when I’m in “the office” ther are only 1-3 other people there ever).

    Post # 14
    Member
    59 posts
    Worker bee

    Recessionista Bride…the same thing happened to my brother….the one year he took the shot was the year that he actually got the flu…im not saying that it gives you the flu…it doesnt…but clearly it does not prevent all flus. What they do is they literally just guess which flu strains will be the most common and those are the ones that go into the shot. So unless i know 100% that im going to be protected i dont take that shot….the number one reason? I dont like shots!!! i work in the healthcare field and there are nurses literally running around asking people if they want the flu shot and it freaks me out! get away from me with that thing! haha. They are also trying to make the swine flu shot mandatory…even though they still have no idea what dosage to give us…So no…i will not be taking the shot and have never had the flu.

    Post # 15
    Member
    123 posts
    Blushing bee

    I usually get ’em through work either free or at a discount. I plan to do ’em again this year. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am generally supportive of vaccines, but the flu shot is one vaccine I refuse to get now that I’m an adult.  I used to always get the flu vaccine because I had severe asthma as a kid, but I always had bad reactions (flu-like symptoms for a couple days after receiving the shot).  It’s not worth it for me to be protected against one strain of the flu, when I have to suffer from a flu-like reaction just from receiving the shot.

    My husband doesn’t get it because the flu vaccine only protects against one strain of the flu virus, and he doesn’t feel like it’s worth it to get a vaccine that could not work anyway.  Plus, he isn’t really high-exposure. 

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