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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, 03:20 PM
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I've never had it either. I rarely get sick - most years I don't even get a cold, and I've only had something I assume was the flu once in my adult life. I figure my immune system is working phenomenally all by itself, so I try not to mess with it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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I'd rather not get it done.... As I don't like injecting things into my body just for the fun of it. As Dekka once described it, "throwing a dart at a moving target."

That being said, if I don't get it I have to wear a mask at work which is annoying... So I get it done to avoid the mask. Also, this year I have to try a new round of drugs that will quite possibly cause all kinds of mayhem to my body, so I was told I need to get it for that reason too.... Joy.

I didn't vote because there was no option for being forced into it. :-P
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:00 PM
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I never get it. I've also never had the flu.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:42 PM
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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I don't get it. I caught the H1N1 virus years ago, which completely killed my immune system, so I'm guaranteed to get the flu anyway I'm also guaranteed to get bronchitis at least twice. So really, I'm screwed anyway, may as well not inject things into my body.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:07 AM
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I will probably get the flu shot this year. I don't like getting sick. lol
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:55 AM
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Nope. I've gotten it before but not last year and won't this year. If I was personally at greater risk than normal or around people that were I would, but I'm not.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:07 AM
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I've never gotten it, and also never had the flu (besides a stomach flu, three times, but I don't think that counts). Although I wouldn't say my immune system is great (I get colds ALL the time), if I were to get the flu I am 99.9% certain it would stay the flu and not turn into something like pneumonia. So, I don't get it.

My dad works at a hospital and he is required to get it. I think the past year or two he's gotten it, he's gotten ill from the vaccine. No thanks.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:11 PM
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I probably will get it because I have asthma and it's recommended that I get it and my doctor strongly encourages me to get it. However I didn't get it or the flu last year so... I don't know haha
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:45 PM
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I think I have to, since I'm pregnant always managed to avoid it in the past, even though I work in a school with hundreds of germ producers
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