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    Health Reminder

    Everyone, please remember to get your FLU Shots this year. Those of you who have school aged children are particularly susceptible to getting the illness. Nothing takes more energy from you that the flu -- well, maybe chemotherapy, but the flu does wear you down.
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    i haven't gotten a flu shot in years. i always hear horror stories of people who don't get flu shots forever...then get them...and end up sick as a dog for a week or two.

    its a battle i fight every year, within myself

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    My oldest just got his yesterday.
    Me and my other son will get ours next Friday.
    My daughter has flu...so much for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    i haven't gotten a flu shot in years. i always hear horror stories of people who don't get flu shots forever...then get them...and end up sick as a dog for a week or two.

    its a battle i fight every year, within myself
    If people get ill from the flu shot it is one of two reasons:

    1. They already have the bug and it popped up coincidentally; or,
    2. They have an allergy to the albumin (egg) in the medicine.

    You cannot get the flu from getting the shot!

    I know more folks who have died from lack of the shot than those who got ill taking the shot. Better to be safe than sorry!
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    After the shite I went through in Jan of 2005, I ALWAYS get a flu shot now.

    I didn't have the flu, well we don't know what the hell i had, but I couldn't move with out pain, lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks and if I even thought about eating, I would be full already. That sucked enough to make me realize I don't want the flu.


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    The last time i got a flu shot, the ONLY time I got the flu shot...I got the flu.

    I don't care, I'm not going through that again. I've gotten the flu maybe one other time in my entire life.

    I also hate needles.
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    My reaction to the flu shot was worse that what I go through when I actually DO get it. I'm not allergic to eggs or anything, just the shot made me feel like shit with a sore arm.
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    Got mine, had to get mine... i work in a nursing home... it's kinda mandatory. ah well, it's worth the sore arm.
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    Haven't had mine yet...odd cause they usually make us get it by now...and it's usually that nasty nasal spray one and not the shot
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    So after replying to this thread I asked my son how his arm was feeling. He said it was a lil sore.....which is normal...but then he showed me.........YIKES.....huge area is raised and RED! I hope that is gone by tomorrow or will take him to urgent care to have it checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    After the shite I went through in Jan of 2005, I ALWAYS get a flu shot now.

    I didn't have the flu, well we don't know what the hell i had, but I couldn't move with out pain, lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks and if I even thought about eating, I would be full already. That sucked enough to make me realize I don't want the flu.

    Hmm...20 pounds in 2 weeks...that would help my diet...LMAO..

    but really, flu is no joke, I always take the needle
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    If people get ill from the flu shot it is one of two reasons:

    1. They already have the bug and it popped up coincidentally; or,
    2. They have an allergy to the albumin (egg) in the medicine.

    You cannot get the flu from getting the shot!

    I know more folks who have died from lack of the shot than those who got ill taking the shot. Better to be safe than sorry!
    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    The last time i got a flu shot, the ONLY time I got the flu shot...I got the flu.

    I don't care, I'm not going through that again. I've gotten the flu maybe one other time in my entire life.

    I also hate needles.
    No way in HELL am I getting another flu shot. The last time I got the flu I was sicker than a dog and I am NOT allergic to eggs or any other dairy products. I will chance it on my own thank you very much.

    I have had Chemotherapy, not fun either.


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    I am on our EMS as well as the LEO thing, we get the lawn dart for free. I dont think I have had the actual flu in years, self induced..... well thats another story

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    The last time i got a flu shot, i got the flu. Haven't taken one since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    I am on our EMS as well as the LEO thing, we get the lawn dart for free. I dont think I have had the actual flu in years, self induced..... well thats another story
    brown bottle flu? :lol:

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    I have never had a Flu shot, "KNOCK ON WOOD" I'm one of those people who very rarely ever get sick...
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    Wife and I got ours Friday, get them each year. We gotta get them we be old folks. High risk and all that. I feel so sorry for me.


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    I got my flu shot today.
    I told the Dr about my oldest son's reaction to the flu shot. She asked if I brought him to her office. I said yes, we just the saw nurse. She said they aren't doing the kids there...only adults. No one told the nurse that has been administering it for a month now All vials say for 18yrs and older....so they gave my 11yr old an adult dose......it was too much and that is why he had reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah87 View Post
    Got mine, had to get mine... i work in a nursing home... it's kinda mandatory. ah well, it's worth the sore arm.
    Same here, but I haven't had mine yet. I'm betting my admins forget us nightshifters and I end up having to pay for my shot at the health dept. They always forget us night owls.

 

 
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