Do you get a Flu Shot in the Fall? Or do you prefer to take your chances?

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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

No, I quit getting them as the last time I got one, a week later? I got the Flu. I'll pass this year as I haven't had the Flu since.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

George Carlin said that when he was a child he prayed to God. When he grew up he switched allegiance and started to pray to Joe Pesci. He said the results were about the same from both.

THAT is how I feel about flu shots. Much vaunted by the medical establishment but the results don't justify the hype.


Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

Yes, I get the flu shot. It's mandatory where I work, I have no choice.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

I get a Flu shot every year, pneumonia shot every 3 yrs and just got a shingles shot. I've never had any problems. 

I had the flu and pneumonia 35 yrs ago.  

mary adam Profile
mary adam answered

No. I hear many storys where people experience flu like symptoms afterwards even though they tell us that the virus is inactive.

I also don't understand how it can prevent you from getting the flu, as the virus mutates every year.

Corey The Goofyhawk Profile
Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

I stopped getting the flu shot a long time ago and since then, I've never gotten the flu. I'll take my chances.

Woof Woofy Profile
Woof Woofy answered

last fall was the first time i had the flu shot in about 10 years. And well. I did get the flu later on (a few months later) but it wasn't nearly as severe as the ones i would get before i had the shot... Which was quite surprising for me...

Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

Now that I am really ancient I prefer to get the shot, just in case. I have lost several firends to the flu, actually the complications to existing conditions, such as old, weak bodies did them in.  I also read an "expose" that states there is almost always major pushes to get you to get your shots early. According to the article the shots are only effectivce for a certain ammount of time. The earlier you get one the chance that it will weaken when the hight of the flu season arrives is great.  The article claims the Pharmaceutical companies are pushing the shots like stores push Christmas sales earlier and earlier each year.

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I take my chances. I don't trust anything that is so "pushed." Unless it is something like antibiotics, they can keep their needles away from me and my family.

My parents swear by it though so........ To each their own.

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

I got one this year, although I almost never get one. This is the first time in a while. But the last time I had the flu it was pretty bad, so might as well give it a shot. Pun intended.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Chance it? Perish the thought.

My blood mutates against the flu virus every year . . . I am where they get the new vaccines . . . Your welcome world!

Kidding . . . I find regardless of whether I have gotten the Flu shot, I will either get or not get that next mutated version of the flu . . . It doesn't seem to matter.

Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

I've been getting a flu shot for the past 14 years  Haven't had the flu in all these years either  FYI  if you want to assure you don't get the flu, it's important you get the shot before the flu is all around you  I get my shot in late August  There is about a 2 week incubation period after you receive the shot  If you get the shot, either have already been exposed to the flu or are exposed before the incubation period is complete, you may still get the flu  All I can tell you is this has worked for me all this time 

KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

Many years ago, I sat next to a sick little girl on a flight from Puerto Rico to Dallas-Ft. Worth and got a bad  case of the flu.  Now, I get the shot every year.  Only time I've ever gotten a reaction from one was when I was in the Navy back in '66.  I still wonder if we were jusrt guinia pigs back then. 

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I rarely get a flu shot, but my husband gets one every year. But for him there is a reason. In 1998 he had Bell's Palsy. They said that a viral infection could trigger a relapse, and strongly suggested he have a flu shot each year.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous , Ill take my chances , answered

I don't like putting Formaldehyde in me. I've probably gotten the Flu once in my entire life and I've never had a flu shot.

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