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It's that time of season :( Flu Shot Q...

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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Do YOU get a flu shot? Do you get one for your kids?


I am torn, I get my kids one EVERY year, I do not, only once when my 1st born was a baby did I. Not sure why I know everyone, it's a personal preference. I was just curious as I am reading that it may be peak season and am on the fence whether or not to go get one.

by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM

People in my family tend to get sick from the shot so we don't get it.

by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM

 Nope and Nope and never will!

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by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 7:54 PM

 Todd and I hadnt gotten it in a couple of years Or at least I didnt, he might have at work. But we when we moved 10 mos ago we had to get a new dr and we found one that is a specialist and labeled as one of the best drs in the world so when she told us she believes very strongly in flu shots and really wanted us to both get one we did. So far so good.

Another reason we agreed it was an extra good idea to take this precaution for me is bc it seems like anytime I do end up getting sick it's always 10 x's worse than everyone else and not uncommon for me to end up in ER on ivs or such. Dont know why

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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:42 AM

I don't usually get it, mostly because I only get sick about once a year, and I just never thought about it.  I was planning to get one a couple months ago, though, because of the indications of how bad this flu season is supposed to be.  Currently, my state (CA) is one of 3 that does not have 'epidemic' levels of flu, but it could certainly get worse here.  I went to Walgreens in October to get the shot there, but they told me that my insurance would only cover it if I got it at my doctor's office.  It would take me a couple months to get an appt. at my doctor's office, and I didn't have the money at the time to pay cash for the shot.  So, I just never got it.

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:10 AM
Yes, in fact my boys have an appt. at the dr office in the morning to get theirs, and sometime this week Im getting mine. We dont usually wait til this late, I just kinda procrastinated this year. Hubby never gets one, he one of those people that swears the flu shot GIVES you the flu. Me and our boys though have never had any side effects though except feeling like we got slugged in the arm where the shot was given.
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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:01 AM

Get it before they run out. You don't want to be sick, you're the mom!

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:51 AM

 I got a flu shot two years in a row...both years I ended up extremely sick.  I will never get a flu shot again and I won't make my son get one either.

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM

we do NOT get the flu shot.  

this is the 1st time 3 of us got the flu

DS was 1st.  2 days fever

me next 5 days in bed

DD was last 1 day

all 3 of us were confirmed by the doctor (nose swab) that we in fact had influenza A.

my friends family of 5.  ALL got the shot.  ALL 5 of them got the flu.  4 of them spent 7 days in bed with fevers.  her DH 3 days

another friend of mine.  both kids got the shot.  BOTH kids got the flu.  5 days in bed

All were confirmed by the dr.  i can go on and on how many people i know PERSONALLY who got the flu shot and got the flu. 

my friend is a nurse, she gets the whole family (5 ppl) the flu shot.  3 of them got it, 1 wound up in the hospital.

i do NOT and will NOT ever get the flu shot

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Thanks for answering! I know it's all personal preference just wanted to hear what others had to say. Thanks!!

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM

None of us in my house get the flu shot.

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