Did you get your flu vaccine?

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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by palerider » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:44 pm

JLROhio wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:28 pm
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:roll: :lol: :wink:
Your attempt at humor aside, my mother was a nurse, one learns things while living with medical people.

Though there is debate on the merits:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333604/
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by SleepGeek » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:52 pm

BlueDragon wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:58 pm
My wife and I got our flu shots at the same time, a couple weeks ago. Interestingly, she said it was the most painful flu shot she had gotten, whereas I didn't even feel the needle. Pure chance, hit a nerve or something in her and missed everything for me.
IMO its the way the person gets injected - some are smooth others not so.

fwiw - my father was a brain surgeon.
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by babydinosnoreless » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:36 pm

palerider wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:44 pm
Your attempt at humor aside, my mother was a nurse, one learns things while living with medical people.

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My mother was also a nurse. I learned quickly that was the one profession you couldn't pay me to go do. Ugh !
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by onward60 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:25 am

babydinosnoreless wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:36 pm


My mother was also a nurse. I learned quickly that was the one profession you couldn't pay me to go do. Ugh !
I was a 5th grade teacher. My sister is a hospital nurse. She told me teaching was the one profession you couldn't pay her to do. :lol:
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by babydinosnoreless » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:06 am

onward60 wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:25 am
babydinosnoreless wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:36 pm


My mother was also a nurse. I learned quickly that was the one profession you couldn't pay me to go do. Ugh !
I was a 5th grade teacher. My sister is a hospital nurse. She told me teaching was the one profession you couldn't pay her to do. :lol:
:lol: that is funny. I was a teachers aid at the elementary and a cohort coach for college classes at the highschool. I finally went and got my substitute teacher license and did that at the high school as well. I love kids but can't stand grumpy sick people. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by onward60 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:37 pm

babydinosnoreless wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:06 am
onward60 wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:25 am
babydinosnoreless wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:36 pm


My mother was also a nurse. I learned quickly that was the one profession you couldn't pay me to go do. Ugh !
I was a 5th grade teacher. My sister is a hospital nurse. She told me teaching was the one profession you couldn't pay her to do. :lol:
:lol: that is funny. I was a teachers aid at the elementary and a cohort coach for college classes at the highschool. I finally went and got my substitute teacher license and did that at the high school as well. I love kids but can't stand grumpy sick people. :lol: :lol:
You do love kids! I subbed also. It is rough stuff!
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by nana of 3 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:47 pm

YUP!!!! Yesterday I got my covid booster shot in my left arm and my flu shot in the right arm. I am now covered for every contingency.......I THINK????? :wink:
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by zonker » Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:07 pm

nana of 3 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:47 pm

EVERYONE GET YOUR SHOTS AS SOON AS YOU CAN!
would love to but my podunk town continues to screw it up.

i have a rumor that the booster (pfizer) is at another pharmacy in town.

wish me luck!
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by SummerTime » Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:40 am

zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:07 pm
nana of 3 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:47 pm

EVERYONE GET YOUR SHOTS AS SOON AS YOU CAN!
i have a rumor that the booster (pfizer) is at another pharmacy in town.
If all else fails, try Costco.
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by zonker » Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:34 pm

SummerTime wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:40 am
zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:07 pm
nana of 3 wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:47 pm

EVERYONE GET YOUR SHOTS AS SOON AS YOU CAN!
i have a rumor that the booster (pfizer) is at another pharmacy in town.
If all else fails, try Costco.
oh!

that hadn't crossed my mind. will investigate if my current appointment comes a cropper.
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by Aretino » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:31 pm

Nope

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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by Captain_Midnight » Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:18 pm

Wulfman... wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:42 am
I have never gotten a flu shot and don't ever plan to. Have heard too many horror stories from those who have.
I've had a few bouts with the flu over about 50 years and have survived. I could probably count them on one hand.
I figured that "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger".
The last time I had the flu was either in 2009 or 2010. I know it was the flu in 2009 because it was going around the facility where I worked. But, 2010 may have only been a nasty cold.

With this Covid situation, I wasn't about to take chances and got the shots early this year.......Jan & Feb.

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Hi Den!

I, of course, completely respect your decision to avoid the flu vaccine (the side effects were pretty icky, back in the day). These days, the flu vaccines are more user friendly, so you might want to re-investigate the topic online and check w your doc on flu vaccine side effects.

Something else, and this is a phenomenon that is not at all new, is that vaccines for one illness can wake up your innate immune system for other bugs. It goes by different names, but "trained immunity" is worth a search. In fact the epidemiology has shown that those who are up-to-date w flu vaccinations get less severe (or no) covid symptoms.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 123547.htm
The analysis revealed that those who had not had the flu shot were significantly more likely (up to 20% more likely) to have been admitted to the ICU. They were also significantly more likely to visit the emergency department (up to 58% more likely), to develop sepsis (up to 45% more likely), to have a stroke (up to 58% more likely) and a DVT (up to 40% more likely). The risk of death was not reduced.


Again, no worries if flu shots are not "you". Just thought I'd offer another side for your consideration.

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