Did you get your flu vaccine?

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Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:33 am

This year, I got the adjuvanted flu vaccine. I'll never do that again.

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Post by klm49 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:12 am

II got the Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine 2 days ago, no problem!
Waiting for Moderna booster approval so I can have that.
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Post by garagelogician » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:05 am

I got my flu shot...have every year since I got H1N1 in 2009 and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia/low oxygen sat. I have no idea which vaccine I got, I guess I didn't realize there was a choice. Whatever it was, I had zero side effects other than a sore arm. The flu shot I got in 2020 kicked my butt though, I legit thought I had the flu for a few days (felt way worse than I did after either of my Moderna covid shots).

If covid boosters end up becoming an annual thing, hopefully Moderna will get their covid/flu combo shot approved. I don't mind needles, but it would be convenient.

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Post by ups4 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:09 am

I also just got my Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine yesterday along with the PNEUMOVAX 23.
I got the Pfizer booster about a week ago, so I'm essentially well protected. :D

Other than a slightly sore arm, no bad reactions to any of it.
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Post by Pugsy » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:27 am

Not normally someone who gets the flu vaccine. It's been many, many years....long story there that I won't go into.
I have appt end of the month with PCP for general follow up and will most likely get it at that time.
Unless I change my mind between now and then. :lol:
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Post by zonker » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:37 am

not yet, but will.

still upset that the pfizer booster can't be had in this podunk town. wanted to wait until after the booster, but i may change my mind.

in any event, thanks for the reminder.
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Post by greatunclebill » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:46 am

going to get regular flu shot when i see dr next month. got both pfizer covid shots and will get booster. also have had pneumonia shots and shingles old and new shot.
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Post by SummerTime » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:09 pm

I got the booster (Moderna) Sept. 10th and the "senior" flu shot a few days ago. Flu shot was a piece of cake... booster was the same as shot 1 and shot 2. A few not so great days but I'm very glad we got it. We both had every other shot offered to our age group. I sure don't want to get Shingles!

FYI: Doctor told me that if you get Shingles one time, you can no longer get the shots - not sure why.
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Post by Pugsy » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:48 pm

SummerTime wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:09 pm
FYI: Doctor told me that if you get Shingles one time, you can no longer get the shots - not sure why.
My sister got the shingles March 2020 and her doctor told her to wait about a year and then get the Shingles vaccine.

Just passing it along....my guess is different doctors think differently about different things...wait...that's nothing new either.

My sister did say she was going to get the Singles vaccine (both) because no way in hell did she ever want to go through that misery again.
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Post by ChicagoGranny » Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:25 pm

SummerTime wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:09 pm


FYI: Doctor told me that if you get Shingles one time, you can no longer get the shots - not sure why.
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Even if you’ve already had shingles or had the original Zostavax vaccine, you should still get the Shingirx vaccine, she stresses. https://nyulangone.org/give/community/s ... es-vaccine
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You may get the Shingrix vaccine even if you've already had shingles. Also, consider getting the Shingrix vaccine if you've had the Zostavax vaccine in the past, or if you don't know whether you've had chickenpox. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... q-20057859
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The CDC says you should get vaccinated with Shingrix even if you aren't sure you've had chickenpox and if you've already had shingles. Although it's uncommon, you can get shingles more than once. In addition, you should get the Shingrix vaccine even if you already got the Zostavax vaccine. https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases ... es-vaccine

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Post by clownbell » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:06 pm

We have gotten flu shorts for decahttps://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=183117des. If you can eliminate/mitigate a risk, why NOT do so?
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Post by Okie bipap » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:20 pm

We always get ours every year. When I was in the military, it was mandatory to get the shot. I simply kept it up after retiring from the military. We have gotten the high dose shot for several years, now with out any problems.
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by greatunclebill » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:55 pm

i got the original shingles shot and then a couple years later got a little shingles. then i got the newer shot and haven't had shingles again. i'm sure i had chicken pox as a child. whether you've had chicken pox or shingles get the new shingles shot. you don't want full blown shingles.
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Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

Post by JLROhio » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:04 pm

SummerTime wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:09 pm
I got the booster (Moderna) Sept. 10th...
If I may ask, how did you get a Moderna Booster?

I didn't think Moderna was yet authorized as a Booster
- of course, someone could easily obtain their own booster by going to get a Moderna shot where offered and just not mention that they already got their two Moderna shots. :wink: :wink:
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