I got mine.
I'm getting a shit boners vaccine.
Are you getting one this year?
I've never gotten a flu shot before. My doctor recommends I get one this year, but only if the shot is preservative-free. They're offered up on campus for $25, but inquiry returns that they do not have a preservative-free version of the shot. No idea how much they charge in the doctor's office. Having never gotten one, and being generally healthy (I get sick a lot less than most people I know), yet wanting to follow doctor recommendations, I'm on the fence about it.
I got mine.
I'll get mine next week....2nd year in a row I've gotten one...getting older...ya never know.
I haven't gotten the flu in over 10 years, so I haven't bothered with the flu shot yet. I suppose once my immune system starts going downhill in my 30s I might start, but for now I'm in pretty good shape, health-wise.
I got it. I work with kids, so it's a no brainer. They bring germs from 3 different schools and every play group they go to.
I had the flu turn into double pneumonia a few years ago, and that lead to a broken rib. I'd like to avoid that happening again.
I will not be getting the flu shot, despite getting the flu last year.
I have the flu once a year, just to kickstart the system.
My Dr. recommends it, but says most people don't really need it til they hit 50 or so unless they have a chronic disease of some kind. So far I haven't bothered, but the flu sucks so I may start.
If you don't get one, be sure to keep your hands as clean as possible.
Pff. How's your body supposed to stay strong if it isn't challenged once and a while?
Never gotten one. I only get the flu about once every seven years, and even if I got it more regularly, I'm not too concerned about a virus that's only slightly more irritating to me than a cold. Plus, I wouldn't mind some forced time off work. So no, I'm not worried about it. Now watch me die in the upcoming pandemic.
If you are regularly in contact with the elderly* or the very young**, get a vaccine for their sake. They don't need to be exposed to yet another potentially life threatening disease just because it is harmless to you. Even if it doesn't kill them, it'll be far more debilitating than you'd think, and it just isn't polite to do that to other people. Especially those who already have enough trouble just holding their piss til they can find a toilet.
*According to me, anyone over 35. But the people most at risk are over 50.
**Under like 5
I'm very much a flu vaccine skeptic, but got one last year since I have a small child. The pediatrician wanted me to get the flu shot at the same time as my son. I think they're mostly useless, but don't mind taking one for the team (my son), so I did it. My boyfriend refused, because he's a more stubborn skeptic than me. Of course, I got the flu a couple of months later, and the bf and son escaped it. I think its just random chance though. I'm assuming your doctor wants you to get it because you are preggo? I think as long as you get the preservative-free one then you aren't really risking anything, so might as well get it.
I started getting them in the last 5 years, since they are free at work. I don't usually get sick, but I didn't get sick much before I got this job either. I just can't resist a bargain.
I always get one. I have not had the flu in over 5 years.
Got mild flu last year,but 5 others in my department also got it. Figured I would go ahead this year as I am becoming aged and have a 2+ year old.
Got it for free at work yesterday.
Getting mine in an hour and a half, actually. It seems the older I've gotten, the weaker my immune system has become: takes me longer to bounce back from illnesses than it used to; and I get more than my fair share of colds and sinus infections already. So for me, reducing the odds I'll be out sick for a week is worth 25 bucks a year.
I am bemused by the number of people who play Russian Roulette with their health: "I haven't gotten the flu in n years, so I'm sure I won't get it in n+1!"
I wouldn't worry. I'm 38 and I never get the flu and I never get the shot. Some people just get lucky, I suppose. Not having children helps I'm sure.I haven't gotten the flu in over 10 years, so I haven't bothered with the flu shot yet. I suppose once my immune system starts going downhill in my 30s I might start, but for now I'm in pretty good shape, health-wise.
Isn't a flu shot basically the medical community gambling on which strain might be out there this year? If they guess wrong, you'll get hit twice as badly as I ever would by not getting the shot.I am bemused by the number of people who play Russian Roulette with their health: "I haven't gotten the flu in n years, so I'm sure I won't get it in n+1!"
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/season.htmHow well did circulating viruses match the vaccine strains during the 2007-08 season?
The majority (66%) of influenza A (H1N1) viruses were found to be similar to the vaccine strain. However, 77% of influenza A (H3N2) and 98% of B viruses sent to CDC for further testing were not optimally matched to the 2007-08 influenza vaccine strains.
I've never gotten the flu, but I hate those spring/fall colds. I think they sneak in because I leave the windows open and the temperature drops abruptly overnight.
This year's vaccine looks like it will be a better match. Don't forget, you can infect people for a day before any symptoms, and five days afterwards. Think of the old people, vaccinate your critters!
Never got one before but I work at a huge company campus and I have a newborn. So I will be getting influenza and pneumonia shots today!
No flu shot for me. Crom makes me stronger when I kill viruses with my bare hands.
I got my shot a couple of weeks ago. I had the flu maybe 10 years ago and really don't want it again.
I probably hate getting shots even more than I hate the flu, so I'll pass.
In that case, I doubt you've had the flu recently. Unless it's some deep-seated psychological trauma, like your little brother had leukemia and you had to hold his hand as he got shots directly into his spine when you were 11 years old or something.