(Closed) Spinoff: Annual Flu Shots

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you think of the annual flu shot?
    I get one every year - no matter what. : (23 votes)
    21 %
    I don't normally get one, but will if I'm ever part of a high-risk group. : (33 votes)
    30 %
    I wouldn't normally get one, but I have to because of my job. : (14 votes)
    13 %
    I'll never get a flu shot. : (32 votes)
    29 %
    Other. : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yeah, I tend to agree with you. I voted “never,” but I have in the past, and I’m not completely opposed to it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t get one usually, but I have in the past when I was teaching little kids.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I never get them. I have a very strong natural immunity to flu, I think. I’ve only ever had it one time (at a time of high-stress and extreme exhaustion) and I never caught swine flu even after living in close quarters with 4 people that got it.

    BUT, I got one today. Why? Because I’m pregnant and that makes me high-risk for it. Pregnant women can get the flu MUCH worse than normal people and my doctor strongly advised me to get it. Both DH and I will be getting pertussis boosters when the baby is born too. A lot of cases of pertussis are passed from parent to infant, so I don’t want to take that chance.

    Post # 6
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I work in a hospital so I have to get one every year. Makes it easy, because I don’t have a choice! They just opened up the clinic today and of course I’m procrastinating but I imagine I’ll get it this week. I never got one before working in a hospital because I just never really thought of it. Now that I take public transportation to work everyday though I might have been more likely to get one because people are constantly coughing and sneezing all over the place.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’ve never gotten one, but I would if I were part of a high risk group. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I never have (not even as a kid), but if I ever become part of a high-risk group in the future, then I probably will.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Nope… Never had one, and don’t plan on ever getting one… even when I worked at the hospital.

    I saw more co-workers out with the flu shortly after getting the vaccine then co-workers out that didn’t get it. (just the observation of our department)

    Post # 10
    Member
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted other. I don’t usually get one, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it, for whatever reason.

    Post # 11
    Member
    645 posts
    Busy bee

    I got one once and I regretted it. My arm was bugging me for days. I don’t normally get the flu anyways. 

    Post # 12
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    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I have to get them for work, but I’ve gotten it every time it was offered to me.  It kinda seems like why not – even if it only gives me say 70% protection against the flu, I wouldn’t turn it down.  I’ll admit I’ve never sought it out though, but I would if I had kids or anything.

    Post # 13
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    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I get one every year because my work offers it for free, all I have to do is walk down the hall.  If it wasn’t that convenient, I probably wouldn’t get one.

    Post # 14
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    1763 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have to get them for work or wear a mask from now until May whenever I am with patients. I would not get it this year because I feel very strongly against the H1N1 vaccine which is included in the flu shot this year. I also know atleast a dozen people that got sick this year after getting the flu shot. yes, I know you don’t get the flu from the shot, I believe it is the preservatives in it.

    Post # 15
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I do not, have not and will not. My extreme needle phobia coupled with the low effectiveness of this vaccine due to the nature of the flu have me avoiding it.

    I would, however, consider the nasal spray version if I were in the high risk category.

    Post # 16
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have never gotten one before, but now that I’m working in a hospital, I’m considering it.  I have all month to get it done along with my annual PPD.  

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