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    Did you get a flu shot?

    So did I. A couple of months ago.
    I am just recovering from the flu that totally disabled me for the last week, after another week of just not feeling up to snuff.

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    Get it every year now. Cardiologist insists since the Yak Atack!

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    absolutely My PCP insists I get one.
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    I get them every year.
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    Yes, every year since becoming type 1 diabetic as a result of a very severe case of pancreatitis in 2008.

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    Every year. Unfortunately it's a crap shoot when they formulate the vaccine each year as to which strains to include. This year they missed the most prevalent strain so the vaccine wasn't as effective as one would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul F Franklin View Post
    Every year. Unfortunately it's a crap shoot when they formulate the vaccine each year as to which strains to include. This year they missed the most prevalent strain so the vaccine wasn't as effective as one would like.
    I mentioned that to my pharmacist and his response was " Perhaps you've picked up another virus".
    I came very close to death when I was in my 20s. Temp was 105.5. Flu. I know what it feels like.
    Last edited by Bill Jobe; 02-06-2020 at 10:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul F Franklin View Post
    Every year. Unfortunately it's a crap shoot when they formulate the vaccine each year as to which strains to include. This year they missed the most prevalent strain so the vaccine wasn't as effective as one would like.
    Paul, if they picked the wrong flu this season, why the seemingly lack of action to make another batch using what they know now?
    If I got it and became seriously ill, could not an epidemic be right around the corner?
    There are millions of elderly with far more medical issues than myself.
    If what I had was the other candidate for an immunization, we may see record deaths before flu season is over.
    Last edited by Bill Jobe; 02-06-2020 at 10:38 PM.

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    Developing a vaccine for flu takes months. It's starts by looking at the flu infecting in the southern hemisphere countries, developing a vaccine for that flu and then mass producing it in a large enough quantities to vaccinate the public. Meanwhile that same flue continues to morph and change slightly while that vaccine is being developed for it's earlier version. Thus taking the flu shot doesn't necessarily protect you completely but it's generally accepted the flu shot might not completely protect you but will most often reduce the effects of the version you happen to contract.

    My wife and I take the flu shots annually.
    Ken

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    Never.
    I take a regimen of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.

    So far, so good.

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    Yep!!!

    I work for a hospital. It's required that we get a flu shot. If you chose not to get the flu shot you lose your wellness discount on health insurance, which doubles it, and you have to wear a mask from Jan to May whenever you're in patient care areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Johnson View Post
    Never.
    I take a regimen of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.

    So far, so good.
    I kept a similar regiment prior to this.
    That nearly killed me.
    I am 6'. When I was admitted to a hospital I weighed 128 pounds.

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    When exactly is "flu season"? I find it interesting that the website of the CDC has all sorts of information about "flu season" except for its dates! One page says the dates of flu season vary from year to year. There is another page shows the incidence of flu by month. My guess is that one should get a flu shot in September.

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    I think (at least in part) the flu season coincides with cold weather when people prefer to remain indoors making transmission of the flu more likely.

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    Yes, I get the flu shot every year, where I live itís a no cost procedure which may help with popularity.

    My doctor remarked that this year it was very effective....Rod

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