Do you get a flu shot each year?

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  1. heavens54

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    I hate shots.
     
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    I do since I am high risk for developing pneumonia. I don't like shots either, but deciding between a shot or spending time in the hospital or dying isn't a hard decision!

    Are you eligible for the nasal spray?
     
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    I don't mind shots, but every time I get the flu shot I end up getting the flu from it, so I haven't gotten it for a long time.

    I read an article that said this year's flu vaccine doesn't protect aganist the most prevelent strain of the virus. So... it's a toss up for its effectivness.
     
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    I have gotten one every year since I started teaching in 1993. Well, one year i couldn't because of medical treatment I was having, but otherwise I get one. Even the years they weren't widely available I got one because I'm on a high-risk list.

    I am vaccinated for everything I can be. I've never had anything that can be prevented by a vaccine, so it seems to have worked. L

    I don't like shots either, but it's better than being sick.
     
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    I've gotten one every year since I began teaching (2005).
     
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    This is the first year I didn't get one in a long time. I HATE shots (I'm a fainter in medical settings - particularly with needles).

    I didn't get one this year because no one made me. That sounds stupid, but either my husband, my mom, or my nurse-friend has taken me to get the shot in the past. There is no way I'd drive myself to GET a SHOT! Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous.

    I got the nasal spray once and it wasn't fun, either. I ended up with a migraine afterward ... it may have been "all in my head." Ha.
     
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    Yes...since my college days after getting the flu one year. Mr dr asked di you get the shot & I said, " I thought it was for old people." He said I bet you get the shot from now on!! We do get the shot every year!!!

    I have to laugh when people say they have the flu for a few days...When I had it was like an elephant sitting on my chest!!! Oh it was the worst...I was down with worst systems for a week & didn't feel better for a few weeks!!!

    I am not a shot person either...I just look away. WE got ours at walgreens!
     
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    Never got the shot and never got the flu.
     
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    You can't get the flu from the flu shot.
     
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    Yes! Me, the wife, and kids all get the shot. Since I have asthma, it's not even optional for me. :(
     
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    I've gotten the flu shot each year since 2009 after I had a bout with the swine flu during my pregnancy. The flu shot is required for everyone at the hospital I work at on the weekends. That said, my nurse coworker got her flu shot a few months ago and was diagnosed over the weekend with flu A. Yikes.

    My kids have gotten one since they were 6 months old, except for one year when my son didn't get it. My husband, on the other hand, has maybe gotten it once.
     
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    Yes--at school even! Our district does a flu clinic each year where they bring in a bunch of nurses, and the students who have returned their permission slips all go to the gym and get their shot or nasal spray. Teachers also get theirs at this time. When filling out the permission slip, parents include their insurance or Medicaid information, so not only are they "free," it's one less run to the
    doctor's office.
     
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    My school offered it for free, and if you didn't get vaccinated, and there is a flu outbreak, the unvaccinated will be required to wear a face mask while in the building (think doctors, not thieves!). Some years the CDC gets the strains right, sometimes we get hammered with a strain that isn't in the vaccine. I support the vaccination and hope for the best.
     
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    I usually do, but I keep getting colds and sinus infections, so I haven't been healthy enough to get the shot.
     
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    My entire family gets one.
     
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    Started getting them in college (late 70s) and still do. Had the flue one time in all those years.
     
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    My school always has a public nurse come in and give flu shots. I hate shots too, but I hate the flu more... and between having a two year old daughter and working around children, I consider it more or less an obligation to try and keep myself flu-free.
     
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    Though with that said, I've gotten the flu shot for the past 8 years (including the Swine Flu shot back when that was a thing), and I've still gotten the flu three times.
     
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    I get a flu shot each year because I am at risk due to diabetes. I also got a pneumonia shot last year and it is good for years and years. This year I got the shingles vaccine, which is good forever, I believe. There was no copay for any of them, luckily.
     
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    And I've never gotten one and never gotten the flu. Hmmmm.

    I don't get them-I believe that the reason we have so many strains now is because of the vaccination process. It has just gotten worse and worse every year since they started vaccinating regularly.
     

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