Did you get a flu shot this year?

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Did you get a flu shot this year?

Mamastoys Mamastoys
I took one as I have to go into many facilities that always have the flu. I've taken it for the past several years and luckily, I've not had the flu. There is always the chance that even with the shot you will get the flu as there are several strands that produce symptoms and the shot can't cover them all. I like to think that I have at least done what I can to reduce my chances.
01/25/2013
leanright69 leanright69
Not safe and not effective.
01/25/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
no i didnt
01/28/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
Yes
01/28/2013
xscorpiox xscorpiox
i hvaent
01/28/2013
IvyFayette IvyFayette
I got it because I was recovering from surgery and couldn't really risk getting sick while healing
01/28/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Yes, I did. I don't really know how much stock I put into it, though.
01/30/2013
novanilla novanilla
Never have, never will. I take care of my body and haven't even had a cold in years.
01/30/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Nope. Although, I think I should have.
01/30/2013
mlmac mlmac
I've never had a flu shot before, but I have known people that still got the flu even after a shot. I think I'll just take my chances, besides I haven't been sick in quite awhile.
01/30/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I didn't. I admit it was mostly laziness! I woke up one morning and it was christmas....hmm.

I don't think it's absolutely necessary. I'm not in a group that is particularly at risk (being young and generally healthy), so the risk of having the flu is negotiable. I mean, if I got it I would feel crappy for a bit but recover!
01/30/2013
kanida kanida
Almost anyone I know who has ever gotten a flu shot has gotten extremely ill shortly afterwards. Doesn't seem worth it to me.
02/01/2013
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
Not
02/01/2013
MK434 MK434
No I never do!
02/01/2013
Rory Rory
I get 1 every year unless the run out.
02/01/2013
Passion plum Passion plum
Yes. I haven't gotten to the flu but several close friends have.
02/01/2013
skippywashere skippywashere
After not getting one for three years or so, I got one this year. I get sick easily.
02/04/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
I have never been a strong supporter of flu shots, because I find them to do more harm than good. Since they can't vaccinate for every strand of the flu, they predict which ones will be the most popular. If there's another kind of flu out there (and there are lots), you don't have any protection against it anyways. In addition, (though this is something that my mother knows far more about than I) vaccines for something like the flu are quite helpful in causing bacteria to mutate and become more resistant. Nooooo thank you.
02/16/2013
dks210 dks210
No. There are tons of different strains out there. I think it's kind of pointless.
02/17/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I did not. Mainly because I'm lazy.
02/19/2013
table38792 table38792
No, I skipped it and didn't get sick at all.
02/19/2013
Happyinmypants Happyinmypants
I haven't.
02/19/2013
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
I probably would if I had reliable health insurance, but that is sadly not the case for me.
02/19/2013
noway noway
Every year. It's hilarious that people are more afraid of the shot than the flu. I love shots...the more shots the better!
02/19/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
Nah. I might need one before I move, though. The little sister of my fiancee is a liver transplant- have to be careful.
02/19/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
i never get a shot
02/19/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
No, I didn't. Honestly, I just forgot all about it.
02/19/2013
bronzelotus bronzelotus
Got one and still got the flu. But that's the first time in over 15 years that I've gotten a flu shot and gotten sick.
03/05/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
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 ...
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03/06/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
No!
03/06/2013
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