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Old 01-11-2013, 06:42 PM
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Nope. I don't have any reason to get a flu shot, seeing as I haven't had the flu in about 8 years now? I rarely get sick besides one cold a year. Meh and if I get the flu, I'll get the flu being sick stinks, but it's not the end of the world either.
I basically only get shots for tetanus & Hepatitis.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:48 PM
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Absolutely not. I don't believe it is safe. I've never had it and haven't had the flu since I was a kid. I get colds sometimes but not the flu.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:52 PM
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I've never gotten in, because I have a crazy good immune system. The last time I was sick beyond a random sniffle or two was 2003. If I were immune compromised or in a high-risk job, I'd certainly be more inclined.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:08 PM
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I got this year, for the first time in my life, because I'm pregnant.

I made sure I got the fluzone shot with no mercury in it.

I highly doubt I'd get it again (unless I was pregnant again). I mostly got it because I was flying, and didn't want to get sick from traveling and such. I'm not sure if I wasn't about to fly, if I'd have gotten it.

I didn't have any side effects, I felt really achy about two days after but I don't think it was a vaccine reaction. I haven't gotten any other vaccines since I was probably 12 or 14 years old, I tend to react badly to medications and since I have a good immune system, it doesn't seem worth it to me. I was titered and still have immunity to most of the things I got vaccinated as a child for, including chicken pox. I'm not one of those people who believe vaccines cause all kinds of problems and autism and whatnot, but for me, they don't seem worth it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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I had to get it for work. It was either that or wear a mask.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:22 PM
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Sometimes I think that allergies are worse then like the flu or a cold because its ongoing. I'd much rather get like a cold or something, get it once & be done with it . :/
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:30 PM
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Absolutely not. I don't believe it is safe. I've never had it and haven't had the flu since I was a kid. I get colds sometimes but not the flu.
Pretty much this. I've never had the shot and I can't even remember the last time I was sick. I always opt out of non-essential vaccines and medication.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:32 PM
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I think they're a load of hooey and have never, nor will ever, get one. I actually quit a job one time because they were requiring everyone to get the flu shot and they weren't paying me enough to compromise MY immune system. Nor were they going to give sick leave when you did come down with the flu. I've only ever had "the flu" once in the last 20 years; I'll get some type of mild "plague" (sniffles, cough, lack of energy) occasionally, but that's it. I'd rather keep my immune system pumped up with good foods and vitamins instead of poisoning myself.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:48 PM
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Never have. Probably never will. I don't usually willingly subject myself to any sort of medical treatment lol especially not ones involving needles.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:47 PM
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I work at a pharmacy with two pharmacists you couldn't pay to take the flu shot. I listen to them.
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