Did you get a flu shot this year?

falalena falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
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Yes
42  (37%)
No
72  (63%)
Total votes: 114
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01/24/2013
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hall5885 hall5885
Couldn't even if I wanted too. Any vaccine can trigger a chronic disorder I have. A tetanus vaccine landed my butt in the trauma section in the ER getting transfusions and I had a good chance of dying. Thankfully I didn't.
01/24/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Never have, never will. I've never gotten the flu and I don't feel it's a necessary vaccine. That's my opinion.
01/24/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
Nope, I didn't. I normally get really sick for at least a week or 2 after getting a flu shot... I don't think it's worth it to get flu shot so I can get flu right now for exchange of possibilities of avoiding flu in the future.
01/24/2013
Sammi Sammi
I get one every year.
01/24/2013
Rossie Rossie
Yes, our family gets vaccinated every October.
01/24/2013
Big&Bald Big&Bald
I haven't this year.
01/24/2013
~Minty~ ~Minty~
I got mine this year, I just can't afford to get sick.
01/24/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My wife does because she works at a school - I've never had one and I haven't had the flu for over 10 years.
01/24/2013
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
no, i'm scared of needles
01/24/2013
Terri69 Terri69
Every year I get a flu shot and a pneumonia shot...
01/24/2013
meitman meitman
I get one for free every year and I have three little kids. Sooner or later I'm going to catch something. Might as well try to avoid as much as I can.
01/24/2013
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I never get a flu shot. My parents opted not to vaccinate me as a baby. The only things I ever got shots for were hepatitis because I felt it necessary working in a medical building, and HPV.
01/24/2013
petlove0311 petlove0311
no, i barely ever get shots
01/25/2013
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I have never had a flu shot.
01/25/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
I think the season is almost over so no point.
01/25/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes, every year.
01/25/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
Nope
01/25/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
No. Allergy to eggs and shellfish. Also my husband has gotten the shot the past 3 years and for the past 3 years he has gotten sick. I haven't gotten the flu in 14 years.
01/25/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have never had it and probably won't ever get it. I haven't ever had the flu and since getting my tonsils out I don't get sick. I have been sick once in the past 3 years
01/25/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
No, but I started getting one when we had an infant living here, but now she's older and I know the truth about vaccines, so no, I totally refused it. Guess what? My dad, my mom, my neice, my sister & my grandmother all had the flu from Christmas week up until last Sunday! My dad's just went away last Sunday and I've been around them all very, very much. I prepared myself this year as I did have the flu once and it was 2 Christmas' ago (misery!) so as soon as the first person in my family got it (my 3 year old neice) I began taking garlic cloves. I just chop one clove in half and swallow like a pill since it's easier for me than putting it in food. I done that about twice a week and also got some Kefir, took a little wheatgrass and chia seed as well as multi-vitamin daily and here we are. Neither I nor my partner got it! We both did the same garlic and kefir and wheatgrass and vitamin diet. I had been on the hunt for some raw, real honey since there's an ingredient in it that actually kills the influenza germ, but could not find anyone selling in my area.

I highly recommend doing some research into how you can truly prevent the flu with all natural methods (I know I sound like a whack job.) I would have never believed it until I tried myself! Not only does it prevent the flu, you gain life changing health benefits from these things. Okay, whack job, I know I know, but it's worth taking a look into.

Why no flu shot for me anymore? Because of how dangerous it is. You know where I'm going with this... lOl.
01/25/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
I got one, I'm a nurse, have to have one for work. The shot didn't work for me. Positive for influenza 2 weeks ago. Sick for 4 days!!
01/25/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
i personally did not. never have and never will get a flu shot. and guess what? ive never had the flu! i dont think the efficacy rates are good enough, and i dont think there is enough testing done each year prior to distributing them.
01/25/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've never gotten a flu shot, it's not necessary.
01/25/2013
Bubaloo Bubaloo
No. I've never gotten one.
01/25/2013
srexom srexom
yes, We had a vaca I didn't want to miss
01/25/2013
roskat roskat
My work offers it but I've never taken it. I don't find it necessary. People should learn to wash their hands properly and more often...
01/25/2013
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
It seems like it's bad this year. Lot's of people out sick.
01/25/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
No, not yet. But my mother is thinking about having use get it this year since the flu's been so bad.
01/25/2013
Bubba29 Bubba29
Quote:
Originally posted by travelnurse
I got one, I'm a nurse, have to have one for work. The shot didn't work for me. Positive for influenza 2 weeks ago. Sick for 4 days!!
ridiculous! link
01/25/2013
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