No flu shot for me! I have never taken a flu shot and have never had the flu. "Knock on wood" ! I hope my comment doesn't change that!
I work in a hospital an it is required (or you have to wear a mask during flu outbreaks). We are exposed to people with the flu (and countless other infectious diseases) and, if we get the flu, we don't want to pass it on to other ill patients. If a lot of employees get sick with the flu, they'll miss work making staffing difficult and potentially compromising patient care.
No I don't take flu shots. I figure if I'm going to get sick, then so be it. But I'm not going to intentionally inflict myself and get sick on purpose. I know that others don't agree with that, but that's how I feel. Keep on hubbing
Absolutely. No flu for me this year! A couple years ago I had a temperature of 106 and was down for a week.
No way. I've done it once and once was enough. I was very sick for the whole week right after getting the flu shot. Compared to most years when I am not sick - I see no good reason to do that again.
I have asthma and my doctor recommends getting it, but I won't do it again. Now that I'm not working in retail, with the public in my face, I hardly catch colds and flu at all.
I have never received a flu shot, nor have I ever had the flu!
Yes already got it. Only one year did I have a reaction, and it just lasted one day. The pharmacists give the shots where I live. They do a good job.
no! lol...me and my kids never have and we haven't been bad sick with flu either...*knock on wood*
I have not yet, but I will. I have been taking flu shots for years, even when the swine flu scare was with us and there was concerns about the vaccine. There are some people that perhaps should not take the shot. I am not a doctor and will not discuss those reasons. However, I will say that those who do not take the shot benefit from those of us who take the shot, because the chance of being exposed to the flu drops as more people take the shot.
I already did, better safe than sorry. Or in this case better to take the needle in the arm than possibly miss a week of school later.
About 5 years ago I was hospitalized for what appeared to be a sinus infection. In actuality it was the flu that had gotten so out of control I was in immense pain and spiking a fever that took them almost 12 hours to break. I spent 3 days in the hospital in quarantine while they not only ran every test they could but hydrated me (even after 7 saline's in the emergency room I was still dehydrated). During all this I blew out 2 IV's as well. Needless to say because of the flu they found a heart condition I didn't know I had. They also recommended that I get the flu shot from that point on. Haven't missed a year since and have not gotten sick. Just got mine a few days ago.
Never had the shot and never had the flu, so I don't see any reason to change my MO this year. I'm not a doctor, but generally I think the fewer drugs you take the better off you are. Also, if there are shortages (which there sometimes are) I don't want to take medication away from those who are more suseptible.
I have never had a flu shot and have never had the flu. So needless to say, I don't plan on getting a flu shot. =P
Yes, I had one 2 weeks ago and I'm perfectly fine. I spend a lot of time around a centre where there are lots of seniors so I wanted to get one this year.
I already have! I take it every single year. I have not had the real flu in several years and I am thankful for that.
NO. Do you get the flu when get a flu shot? (I do - every stinking time)
they say it's 'rare' & if it does happen it's a 'mild' form - for me that's total B.S.
After I did more research about this topic, I have decided to stop taking flu shots. Here was what I found...
http://blissfulwriter.hubpages.com/hub/ … a-Flu-Shot
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Every winter season the doctor asks/tells me to 'get a flu shot.' This got me to thinking...How many of us actually got ours?
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by thefedorows 3 years ago
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