(Closed) Flu Shot?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you get the flu shot?



    Every few years

    It a conspiracy!!

  • Post # 17
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

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    @janie-janie: Even if they are right about the few strains that will be most common, that does nothing to combat the mutation rate of the influenze virus.

    Post # 18
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I got it only because i have to! I work in a hospital and am in Nursing school and we do clinicals in hosopitals. however we do have to option to not get it but we have to wear a mask all the time while in the hospital. Plus my work offers it for free,!

    Post # 19
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    It has always worked well for me. I’ve never had the flu in the years I had the flu shot. In 2008 I didn’t get the flu shot and was very sick with the flu for a week and missed work for an entire week. No thanks. I’m getting it tomorrow actually (work gives it to those of us who want it for free each year) because hopefully I’ll be pregnant soon and it is very risky to get the flu while pregnant. Any woman on here who is ttc should consider getting the flu shot.

    Post # 20
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @Mrs.KMM: There are tons of different strains of the flu.  The flu shot only covers a few of those potential strains.  You could still be infected by any of the others, even with a flu shot.

    = exactly why the flu shot is a great big scam brought on by the pharmaceutical giants.

    I voted “conspiracy.” Lol. 

    Post # 21
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I get it when I’m doing a lot of one-on-one teaching or working with little kids.

    By The Way, I love “It a conspiracy!” That is my new go-to conspiracy-identifying exclamation.

    Post # 22
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    If your TTC the doctor will tell you that you should get it (thats what I have heard from women TTC) I get one every year but I am in a high risk group so I have to. The thing about it only covering a few strains is true however they dont just pick them at random they pick based on the strains that are going around it other parts of the world where it is flu season at the time they are making the vaccine so yes it might not cover ever strain there is. Its much better then nothing at all. Also remember if your getting the shot it takes 2 weeks to work so get it soon before we get later into flu season

    Post # 24
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted “yes”.

    My job requires me to get a flu shot. This year, getting a flu shot is a “condition of employement”. (I work for a children’s hospital.)

    If it wasn’t required by my workplace, I would not get one.

    Post # 25
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t because I ALWAYS have really bad reactions to shots. My arm swells up like a tennis ball for days and I get really sick. 

    Post # 26
    5992 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted no (ive never had one) but my office has offered them to staff 3 & 2yrs ago and we had the highest number of sick leave ever as a result (i do the payroll so track these things).  this year we didnt offer flu shots to staff, which resulted in one of the lowest staff absence periods – around here people have sworn off flu shots


    Post # 27
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I got the swine flu vaccine a few years ago when it was the big scare, but other than that I’ve never gotten one.  I’ve gotten the flu maybe twice in my entire life, and never as a teenager/adult.  So, I must have a high natural immunity to it.  If I were working in a field that required it or worked around a population particularly susecptible to it, then I definitely would to protect them.

    ETA:  I likely will before getting pregnant too, like PP’s mentioned.

    Post # 28
    361 posts
    Helper bee

    I get it. Especially since 2009 when I got swine flu. That was a BAD week in the hospital.

    Post # 29
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I voted it’s a conspiracy.  I don’t “totally” believe it but I always tell DH it’s population control and we just don’t know what they’re injected us with.

    I got it two years ago as a requirement for school and ended up in the hospital with the flu (months later).  Of course it could’ve been entirely unrelated, but I don’t feel like figuring that out!!  I’ve never been that sick in my life.  Due to my line of work I’ll probably have to get it for the rest of my life, but I’m safe this year at least!

    Post # 30
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t get the flu shot anymore.  Everytime I’ve had it in the past, I’ve gotten the flu anyway.  The shot only covers about 10% of the flu strains out there, so the chances of getting the flu in spite of the shot are still high.

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