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Today I Had A Tiny Prick....

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Divia
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Post by Divia » Sun November 14th, 2010, 4:37 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]I don't get flu shots. Too many people in my family have gotten the flu from the shot and/or gotten the shot and then later gotten the flu anyway.[/quote]

Some "expert" was on TV saying this doesnt happen. Well, I had the whooping cough shot(my doctor made me) and let me tell you it wiped me out for 3 days. It wasn't a sickness either. So don't tell me that getting shots doesnt have some type of side affect on some people.

No flu shot with me. Wash your hands and keep your fingers outta your eyes and nose. :D
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 11:14 am

LOL. Well, that's one way of getting people to read a thread!!

I've never had flu and have never had a jab for it. I very rarely have a cold either. It must be all the fruit I eat!! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 14th, 2010, 12:07 pm

Yes, it's certainly an eye-catching title!

I knew a few people who have caught "flu" following the jab, my mum got it the first time she had hers but since then it hasn't happened, so perhaps it's only the first time.
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Post by wendy » Sun November 14th, 2010, 12:32 pm

I always get the flu shot. This year I also got the Whooping Cough (Tdap) vaccine too because it's doing the rounds in our area.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 12:58 pm

I had the whooping cough jab when I was a baby. I actually got whooping cough, too, but obviously not as badly as I would've done if I hadn't had the jab! I remember my mum having to chase me round the room, so I would cough and then be sick! I haven't a clue why she had to do that.
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Post by Telynor » Sun November 14th, 2010, 6:55 pm

My doctor drags me in every year for mine, there's no escaping it, given that I have a very bad immune system. I'll feel lousy for a day or two, but then I don't get the flu, which would be very very bad for me. Shrug. I'm willing to take my chances with the shot -- from what I understand, it's the your immune system going into overtime building up antibodies to the flu is why you feel cruddy for a little while after.

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