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Bucky

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Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« 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? 
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 07:22:57 PM »
nope, nope, nope
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 09:47:08 PM »
Yes, yes, yes.

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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 12:10:53 AM »



No.....no.....no
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 04:31:27 AM »
I already did and do every year.
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #10 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??
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #11 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!

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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Are you getting a flu shot this year?
« Reply #13 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