Did you get a flu shot this year?

Violette Lacuna Violette Lacuna
I'm kind of skeptical about flu shots.
03/06/2013
ChaiMocha ChaiMocha
The flu shot always makes me sick. Not getting the flue shot for the past few years has not.
03/10/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I get it every year. I have a weak immune system due to medications I take. I can't risk getting sick... Plus, I've had the flu once. It's terrible.
03/14/2013
SassySam SassySam
I don't feel like I need one, but I have nothing against the flu shoot in general.
03/17/2013
ZZ ZZ
I technically got it toward the end of last year, at which point I promptly got sick from it... I'd like to say there's irony there, however its pretty common for that to happen, which is detractful to that quality
03/17/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've never gotten one, and I don't ever plan to.
03/17/2013
Lavendar Lavendar
I did not
03/17/2013
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I did. The years I forgo it seem to be the ones I get the most sickly.
03/18/2013
emilia emilia
nope
03/19/2013
WestTexasBarbie WestTexasBarbie
This is the first year in a long, long time that I received one. I did it mainly because the flu shot now includes the H1N1 and the swine flu still has pockets of outbreak in my area. I had it back in 2010. Sickest that I have ever been in my life! :/
06/17/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
I never do because I have an allergy to the preservative used in the suspension.
06/25/2013
Ansley Ansley
No, I refuse to get flu shots.
07/23/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
No. I don't like the overuse of shots these days. Now of you have a person who won't survive the flu that's different but a normal healthy person should be fine with fighting it off. At least that's how I feel
07/24/2013
Badass Badass
I'm a conspiracy theorist, I'm scared of things like that. lol
07/24/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I didn't, but should have.
07/24/2013
StayceeO StayceeO
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
no.. i've actually never gotten one.
07/27/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
nope
07/27/2013
ichigostrawberry ichigostrawberry
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
Yes, because I am in a high population area and leaving the house is a risk. Can't miss class/work.
07/27/2013
lana'sart lana'sart
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
nope
07/27/2013
LeeBee LeeBee
I always have a reaction to them, so I avoid them.
08/24/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Nope.
09/22/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
No. They're not effective and I prefer to avoid nonessential vaccines due to the horrible ingredients in some of them. I get the ones that are required, but that's it.
09/22/2013
Rossie Rossie
Not yet for the 2013-2014 season, we always get vaccinated in early October.
09/22/2013
gatewayer57@yahoo.com gatewayer57@yahoo.com
I always get a flu shot in January as part of my annual physical.
09/22/2013
ryansex ryansex
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
It's free so I'm getting it.
10/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
Did you get the flu shot this year? Why or why not?
They are becoming far more insistent on it at my work. It is "mandatory" in fact. Unless you have a specific medical reason you cannot get one.
10/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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.
You know, they now have versions of this vaccine not made on eggs. Others with no preservatives or other components that cause allergy. Do you know what caused your horrible Tetanus reaction? Might be worth the trip to an allergist to find out.
10/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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.
We both had it one time. It was pure misery.
10/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Inkkythesquid
no, i'm scared of needles
They have a "small needle" version this year as well as the fact you don't have to get poked at all. You can get the "live virus nasal swab or spray"!

link
10/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by HarlequinBunnie
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.
link Egg free version this year.
10/05/2013
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