(Closed) Who has/had the flu and got a flu shot?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: flu?
    I have had/have the flu this season and I got the flu shot. : (16 votes)
    9 %
    I have/had the flu this season and I didn't get the flu shot. : (23 votes)
    14 %
    I'm a lucky duck and haven't yet been bit by the flu bug! : (123 votes)
    73 %
    I watched the BBC show Survivors. : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t get the flu shot.  I rarely get that sick, and if I do, I deal with it.  The flu shot is sort of a scam, really, because you’re going to have to get one every. single. year regardless, and you still might get a different strain of the flu.  



    What was Survivors about?

    Post # 4
    9675 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never had a flu shot and never had the flu (that I can remember…so at least 18 years) Smile  It’s also pretty rare..but occasionally I will get only a sore throat (nothing else along with it) but that’s about it.

    So I don’t see any reason to get one.

    Post # 5
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    No shot, no flu. But I might be getting a little paranoid with the news lately, and I’m considering making a stop today or tomorrow to get the shot. Especially with my wedding coming up in a month!

    Post # 6
    16195 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I am a bit sheepish to admit I haven’t gotten a flu shot. But I’m not sure that I ever have, that I can remember, unless it was when I was very young. The media is making me a bit nervous about it all, but I’m trying not to let them get in my head too much. 😉

    Post # 8
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I didn’t get the flu shot and I got the flu for the first time in my life. I will be getting a shot from now on. Our whole family (me, fi & his two kids) got sick. His son brought it home from school (missed the last day of school before Christmas break) and we all got sick and then maybe even reinfected each other. Now Fiance & I and his 4 year old all have a lingering cough. I’ve missed more work in the last two weeks than in my entire career. YUCK!

    Post # 9
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I get the flu shot every year for 3 reasons:

    1. I’m considered “high risk” because I have asthma and if I get sick I’m bedridden for days!

    2. My Future Brother-In-Law got a heart transplant 5 years ago and is immune-compromised.  His parents ask that we all get the flu shot.

    3. I’m a teacher and aroud sick and dirty teenagers all day.

    But, I haven’t gotten the flu yet!

    Post # 10
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I didn’t get the flu shot, I’ve never gotten it. I’m not high risk and I’m generally a very healthy person. I may get a cold once/year, but that’s it.

    Of course I got the flu this year. It was misery for about a week, and then another week just to get my energy back…at which point I came down with a head cold…which wouldn’t be such a big deal, but with my overworked immune system, I’ve now been sick for a week. Luckily I haven’t gotten that stomach bug that’s going around…yet. Lord help me if I’m cursed with the tri-fecta this season.

    I am planning to get the flu shot from now on.

    Post # 11
    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I get the flu shot each and every year cause if I dont I will be sick like 20 times during the cold and flu season!!! I was sick over the holidays but I dont think it was the flu it was just a minor cold..so I was lucky

    Post # 12
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My job requires me to get the shot every year. The doctors, despite news reports, tell us that this years shot isn’t too effective. The ER is full of people every night, plus we’ve had lots of staff call in sick with the flu, despite having a flu shot.


    I’m lucky *knocks on wood*. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been sick (minus wasty pants drunk type sick). Let’s hope the flu is kind to me again this year.

    Post # 13
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have to because I’m a nurse and would anyway. Also by the nature of a vaccine you CAN’T catch the flu you were vaccinated against, you may in fact get a different strain because the flu mutates fast but the flu shot cannot give you the flu. 

    Post # 14
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ugh, I was taking a lot of vitamin C and doing a lot of hand washing hoping to avoid getting sick. (I didn’t bother with the shot, because whenever I get it, I get sick anyway.)

    It was working, and I managed not to get sick despite being around a lot of sick people around Christmas. But then Darling Husband caught it and gave it to me. I’m pretty much over it by now though, finally.

    Post # 15
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @missrobots:  We got the stomach bug, too. What a way to start the year! Hope you don’t get it!

    Post # 16
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    My company just sent out a message this morning about the flu!  Basically some facts about it and how to avoid it but.. I didn’t realize people were dying from it this year!!

    I haven’t gotten the flu shot and won’t be getting it.  I’ve always heard it’s really intended for the very young or the very old, not healthy-ish people in my age bracket, which is why I haven’t been getting it although my company offers it for free each year.

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