Do you get the flu shot?

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  1. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04

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    Curious who all gets the flu shot? Also have you ever gotten the flu with or without the shot that year?

    I couldn't tell you the last time I got the shot, I'd assume back when I was in school at some point. (knock on wood) Haven't gotten the flu, my wife gets the shot every year and has had it a couple times since we've been together. Of course, she cleans houses everyday so around tons of germs from tons of people, I work with animals so that helps my odds.
     
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    Yep.

    I don't like the idea of thimerosal, going into my body.
    Working in the medical field I am around a lot of extra crap.

    Far TOO many people WON'T wash their damn hands and WON'T cover their mouth when they cough...…..Democrats I guess
     

  3. ReaPer105

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    Had a guy tell me he don't get one because that's how they are going to "kill whitey" off.:crazy:
     
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    I have some lung damage from previous bouts of pneumonia so along with the pneumonia shot I get the flue shot.
     
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    My doctor doesn't get it so neither do I.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I rarely got one in the past, but with my boy having a compromised immune system, all 3 of us get the shot, now. He's way better off than he used to be (at least we hope he still is), but I don't want to chance it.

    My annual check up is on Friday. I'll get one while I'm there.
     
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    Never had the flu or shot before......work in a hospital so I did get the shot 2 weeks ago.
     
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    Quote.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    What's his reasoning for not getting one?
     
  10. MrMr1961

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    Hell no! I stay away from sick people.
     
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  11. Lee Elliott

    Lee Elliott I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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    Exactly! I had septic pneumonia once and was hospitalized with introveneous Vancomicin for 6 days. Almost croaked. I don't mess around anymore. Get my flu shot every year and smh at all the naysayers puking their guts out for 5 days every flu season, plus I can't be a carrier of after.
     
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  12. Zonny

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    + pneumonia. Last Thursday.
     
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    The years I get a flu shot, I’m fine. The years that I never get around to it, I get my butt kicked bad.

    I’m getting a shot this week.
     
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    Mid 50's and don't get a flu shot and have not had the flu in over 45 years . I am overweight and look at it as a way to drop a few pounds if I ever get the flu .
     
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    Yes.
    And as an added bonus, if I get it at publix, its not only free with my insurance but I also get a publix $10 gift card. Win!
     
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    Last few times I got a flu shot I got sick for a few days so no, I no longer get flu shots. Luckily in the years since I haven’t gotten sick either.
     
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    I get the shot every year. It's been about 25 years since I had the flu. That one time was enough for me.
     
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    Yes, I have been getting them for years. Last year wife had a diagnosed case of type A flu at the first of the year and she did have the shot but I also did have the shot and did not catch it from here even though she was coughing on me all night long so it saved me from having the same affliction and after seeing what she went through it was really miserable. No charge with our insurance.
     
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    Was that mandatory for you? My wife works as pharmacist at hospital and it was mandatory for her unless she wanted to wear a face mask her entire work shift.