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Posted: 12/8/2003 4:19:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:22:24 PM EDT
I did after avoiding it for 5 years due to yucky side affects. I got it a couple weeks ago and I felt like shit the entire day/night of getting it. But I guess, this year, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:25:05 PM EDT
Nope. Had the opportunity because we get free shots every year. Mind over matter. [;)]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:25:16 PM EDT
The wife going to give it to all of us-Cheese, she goes to nursing school and the family all become practice dummies :-0
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:27:38 PM EDT
The county rolls around in this huge bus giving shots at cost of 12.00 each, I get one every year, heck, that is to good a deal to pass up.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:27:38 PM EDT
Never had one, never been sick with flu, either. Guy here at work got one a few days back, is sick as a dog at home. If you're modestly healthy and take fair care of yourself, you don't need it.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:29:52 PM EDT
NO. I thought about it, and turned it down,...got sick as a dog!!!!! Next year I will get one.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:34:13 PM EDT
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I got mine for $5 at work. I've never met a doctor who didn't recommend them.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:36:57 PM EDT
I get them free at work. I Take it every year.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:37:00 PM EDT
Nah, but the wife did, and she's taking the kids to get one tomorrow.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:51:14 PM EDT
As I sit here reading with a bad cold -- yes I had a flu shot.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:53:25 PM EDT
Got a freebee at work also.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:57:37 PM EDT
Since I am neither a small child, an old infirm person, and don't have a compromised immune system, I don't feel that I (as a healthy adult) should take up a vaccine that an old person or a child might actually NEED. I can live with the inconveniece of the flu - some people cannot survive it. Let them have the vaccine.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:58:09 PM EDT
Our work was selling them for $5 each so I got one this year for the first time. My body reacted to the dead vaccine hard and so did my wife after the shot. But I still went to work, hopefully it will keep me going. Some 36,000 people die from influenza every year.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:05:40 PM EDT
Yes, because when the colonel tells you "come with me, we're all getting a flu shot," the only smart answer is, "yes, sir."
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:11:10 PM EDT
Yep, this year, too----just like every year for the past 5. Just turned 55----not a kid anymore. It's hell to get old----but a lot better than not getting any older---if you know what I mean!
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:33:53 PM EDT
Yep!I work on a dairy farm so I must. I didn't get one two years ago and payed the price for it!! I saw nothing but "spin-art" ( and felt it too )for two weeks because of that oversite.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:36:17 PM EDT
One of the greatest Government conspiracies ever. Theres a terrible NEW flu out there. You MUST go get a flu shot...one that doesnt touch the new strain. Better hurry, running out of the shot across the nation [;)] Hmmm...whats in that stuff? I feel so Imbroglioish....[:D]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:38:33 PM EDT
Yep. I got the shot at the local Health Dept about a month ago. It cost me $8.00 It's a good investment in my book[:D]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:42:00 PM EDT
Nope. I don't feel like accelerating Influenza's mutation time. If I get it, then that will suck, but I'll let my body deal with that. I only recommend it for the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, or people who are in a high risk group (health care workers, teachers, etc.). Having said that, I'll probably be sick with the flu in a few weeks.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:43:23 PM EDT
Nope, I refused them even in the military except for boot. I'll pass on putting a mild dose of multiple influenzas in my body. I'd rather pratice good hygeine and risk it.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:44:35 PM EDT
I don't see the point in them. I work in a tire shop, and touch all the crap you guys run over in the street. i have not been really sick in years. however, by sick I mean, cannot walk. Also, it is bad enough that I drink water which the govt puts all sorts of things into, why should I make it worse.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:45:52 PM EDT
Nope never do ,seems like people that gettem still get sick so its a waste .
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:59:56 PM EDT
Yes, I got the flu shot this year. I wish I could turn around and re-sell it on E-bay tonight.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:03:21 PM EDT
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I'm pretty healthy and haven't had a sick day from work in 15 years, but I have been ill during that time span. Even so I get the flu shot every year, all that I read indicates that it's a smart move. Have never gotten ill from them, at most a tender arm.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:07:46 PM EDT
Yes,but I'm asthmatic,same with hubby. We even made 17 year old son get one.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:12:34 PM EDT
Yes I got one. They always make my arm sore for about a day afterwords. After you get a bad case of the flu you start to understand why they have these shots.
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