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View Poll Results: Are you getting vaccinated for the flu?
Yes, without question 4 7.69%
Yes, but only the 'regular' version 0 0%
Yes, but only one of the 'new' vaccines 0 0%
Haven't decided. 6 11.54%
No, not this year. 6 11.54%
No, I never do. 35 67.31%
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:28 PM
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Default Getting the flu shot?

Just heard a little bit about the new options in flu vaccines this year, including those made sans egg product and new versions with FOUR strains vs the standard 3.

So, who is getting the vaccine this year?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:31 PM
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I get one every year. It's on the list this year as well. Wife and older DD will likely get one as well.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:36 PM
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I wouldn't be opposed to it necessarily but I've never gotten so ill I have to go to the hospital/doctor so... I just continue to not get one.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:44 PM
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I did a few times when I worked at the station and they gave them to us for free... but normally I don't bother. It's all a crap shoot anyway so I just roll the dice. =P I haven't had an actual flu since I was in middle school.

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Old 09-12-2013, 02:55 PM
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Nope, I never have and I don't intend to start!

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Old 09-12-2013, 02:58 PM
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Nah...... I work with the public, but it doesn't even register. All NHS staff are offered, but equally as a preventative to patients in their care.

If I was at risk (severe asthma, elderly, frail etc) then I would consider it definitely.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:59 PM
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Never have, never plan on it.

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Beanie View Post
I did a few times when I worked at the station and they gave them to us for free... but normally I don't bother. It's all a crap shoot anyway so I just roll the dice. =P
This is basically my outlook.

When I worked at the hospital, it was mandatory, and that really aggravated me.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:34 PM
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I got it while pregnant, but don't think I'll get it again. I have that the flu a few times, but the last was 5 years ago.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:14 PM
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I've never had it, and unless something changes won't.

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