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Title: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Bucky on October 16, 2020, 01:54:56 PM
With all of us dealing with the ramifications of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, are you going to get a flu shot this year to maybe help lessen the severity of Covid-19 should you be exposed to it, or get it? 
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: jazzlover on October 16, 2020, 07:22:57 PM
nope, nope, nope
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: rnathans on October 16, 2020, 09:47:08 PM
Yes, yes, yes.
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: eye2dry on October 17, 2020, 12:10:53 AM



No.....no.....no
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Jenny on October 17, 2020, 04:31:27 AM
I already did and do every year.
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: SunshineDaydream on October 17, 2020, 07:40:45 AM
I already got one because I don't want to get the flu. Trying not to get anything. Don't know about it decreasing the severity of covid.
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: meirish on October 17, 2020, 03:14:27 PM
I am getting one. I always get mine the end of October or first of Novemeber depending on how much flu is predicted. I want mine to last thru March at least. Het it too soon it can run out in February and that is too early as far I am  concerned. Meirish
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Linda196 on October 18, 2020, 02:36:33 AM
I have my appointment this coming Thursday, my doctor's office calls me to book.

I always took them when I was working, since I was in a medical ICU and was exposed to the most extreme cases. After my (forced) retirement, I continued due to my immunosuppressive treatments.

I have had influenza once in the past 30 years, the year I started taking methotrexate in March, and was sick in April, toward the end of the unusually long season and 7 months after the shot, so beyond it's range.Since I was already quite ill from the initial onset of Sjogren's, I was very ill with the flu, hospitalized for 10 days and nearly in ICU. I never want to risk being that sick again
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Scottietottie on October 18, 2020, 12:37:32 PM
Hi  :)

was called in for a pneumonia shot in August. Arm swelled up like it had a golf ball under the skin!

Was called in for a flu shot last month. No problem at all. seems the safest thing to do this year.

Take care - Scottie  :)
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Post by: Kathy57 on October 18, 2020, 10:31:53 PM
Already took my flu shot and the Hubby did too.  We think it is a good thing to do.

Kathy
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Post by: bluegardenia on October 20, 2020, 07:26:35 AM
I never had the shot because I react to any med so I am really scared of doing it. fortunately I never had flu in the last 30 years, I got sick with terrible colds but that all. any one like me??
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Scottietottie on October 20, 2020, 12:10:30 PM
Hi  :)

I only started getting flu jabs after I got dxd with emphysema - seemed like the sensible thing to do.

I have had flu in the past and it's pretty vicious!  I always wonder, when they tell someone with suspected Covid to go and get a test, how the heck they manage to, if it feels anything like flu. Last time I had flu it took me all my time to get to the bathroom. No way could I have driven anywhere!

Take care - Scottie  :)
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: engy on October 21, 2020, 05:01:07 PM
My functional Cleveland Clinic dr recommends the flu shot as long as it is the preservative free one.

Now I get one every year and it hasn?t been an issue.
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: meirish on October 21, 2020, 11:18:22 PM
I always get the stronger flu shot per the advice of my immunologist and it also can't be the live vaccine. meirish
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: Bucky on November 16, 2020, 10:20:25 AM
My functional Cleveland Clinic dr recommends the flu shot as long as it is the preservative free one.

Now I get one every year and it hasn?t been an issue.

How do you know what kind of flu shot you're getting?

Bucky
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: meirish on November 16, 2020, 11:05:07 AM
You have to ask the doctor what he is ordering. We all need the preservative free one. I get the stronger one that they generally give to older and more high risk people. I always ask and make sure before they give it to me. meirish
Title: Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
Post by: jazzlover on November 16, 2020, 09:29:55 PM
Never.