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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:31 PM

I got my flu shot today because the CDC says I should. Who, in their right mind, is

going to believe Trump or the CDC now on a Covid-19 virus? The only reason I got the flu shot is because it has worked for me for years. I don't feel the same way about a Covid vaccine and I'm betting after today that a lot of other people feel the same way. So Trump, the monster, has created another monster which may well carry on the killing he began.

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Reply I got my flu shot today because the CDC says I should. Who, in their right mind, is (Original post)
Raven Sep 2020 OP
redstatebluegirl Sep 2020 #1
Raven Sep 2020 #2
jpak Sep 2020 #4
frazzled Sep 2020 #10
redstatebluegirl Sep 2020 #20
frazzled Sep 2020 #21
redstatebluegirl Sep 2020 #23
tavernier Sep 2020 #3
ProfessorGAC Sep 2020 #9
Mossfern Sep 2020 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2020 #6
Raven Sep 2020 #12
LiberalArkie Sep 2020 #24
smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #13
Hekate Sep 2020 #28
ananda Sep 2020 #7
HockeyMom Sep 2020 #8
dflprincess Sep 2020 #11
HockeyMom Sep 2020 #22
luvs2sing Sep 2020 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2020 #15
crimycarny Sep 2020 #16
ret5hd Sep 2020 #18
blitzen Sep 2020 #17
moonscape Sep 2020 #19
Poiuyt Sep 2020 #25
TomSlick Sep 2020 #26
Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #27
MustLoveBeagles Sep 2020 #29

Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:33 PM

1. I am going tomorrow for flu and pneumonia shots.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:35 PM

2. good for you. Those shots have always worked for me.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:39 PM

4. Next week for me

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:42 PM

10. You only get the series of two pneumonia shots once

It lasts the rest of your life. It shouldnít be repeated.

If you havenít had the Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23 and you are 65, you should definitely get it. If you already got them, donít get them again.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:08 PM

20. I know I just turned 65.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:24 PM

21. Happy Birthday!

Isnít it great to still be so young?

Yup, get your shots and youíre good to go. (Well, even though none of us are really going anywhere.)

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Response to frazzled (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:37 PM

23. Thanks!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:38 PM

3. Got it last week.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:42 PM

9. Couple Weekends Back For Us

Went to pick up wife's Rx. Got it while there. Jogged her memory & she went the next day.
Seems weakening one's self from the flu, in the midst of a far deadlier illness pandemic, isn't very wise.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

5. I've gotten the fllu shot

only the past two years because my cardiologist asked me to. I've never had the flu before, but as I get older I'll listen to the guy who saved my life 26 years ago. Will get one this year next month during my regular appointment.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

6. I've read that we should wait until October

because the flu season doesn't peak until later, and the vaccine loses its effectiveness after awhile. I'm definitely going to get one, though. They aren't 100% effective but they've been established as safe for most people. And I've had the flu, years ago, and it's awful. Maybe it's not as bad as covid19, but it's bad enough and I don't want to get it again.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:44 PM

12. I asked about that today and was told that the CDC

says it will last through the winter. Note to myself tonight: should I believe the CDC about anything anymore?

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Response to Raven (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:38 PM

24. It has always been the middle to late October as the vaccine only lasts 6 months and it takes

2 to 3 weeks to become fully active. Plus those over 65 get the super dosage flu vaccine.

I always get it and keep up with all my shots.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:46 PM

13. I am waiting until October as well. We can get them at work for free, even though we don't have

to go back until January unless we want to, but I may pop in every now and then since there aren't many people in the office and it's a lot more convenient to get it there. I think they are also getting Covid tests as well.

The flu vaccine is supposed to be good for about six-months so if you get it in October, that will get you through until mid to late March.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:29 PM

28. A nurse friend of mine said (at the end of August) to get it now before the rush...

Because she does anticipate a rush later on. So we checked with our doc and he already had it in stock, earlier than usual.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

7. Me too.

I had to go for my six-month thyroid check,
and my doctor had me get a flu shot. When
I asked him why so early, he said it was to
be able to distinguish flu and covid when the
season ramps up.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

8. I am 71 and never had a flu shot

Not for Gerald Ford in 1976, or Obama in 2009.
My decision not Presidents, or the CDC. It will be same for any Covid as well.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:44 PM

11. I had influenza when I was in my 20s

Not an experience I'd want to repeat in my 60s.

I get the flu shot every year and never had a problem with. Covid I'll wait until we can be sure its safe.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:27 PM

22. I had the flu since childhood almost every year

including the 1957 and 1968 Pandemic, and all yearly epidemics (except Pandemic 2009) until the 1980's. Been around a lot of people with the flu up close and personal, including family members and sick kids and staff in public school in 2009.

No such thing as natural immunity? Not immune from having had measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox in childhood either? Impossible with the flu? Aren't "experts" saying that having had COVID gives immunity, but they just don't know how long lasting that immunity is?

I just think after all those decades of having the flu I must have SOME kind of immunity.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:47 PM

14. As someone with asthma..

I can definitely say that getting flu shots has been a lifesaver. For most of my adult life, I would get the flu every winter, then pneumonia and/or asthmatic bronchitis. There were many emergency room visits. I started getting a flu shot in 1996 and have not had an ER room visit or pneumonia since. Iíve had mild cases of flu twice, but they were easy to deal with and didnít kick up the asthma.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:49 PM

15. I get them every year because I did get the flu before the vaccine existed.

I was only 19 and I thought I'd have to get better in order to die; now that I'm much older I'm pretty sure it would kill me. You do what you feel comfortable with; I wouldn't get a covid vaccine as things stand right now but I sure as hell will be getting a flu shot.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:54 PM

16. I'm more of an anti-viral gal

I donít get the flu shot either. Iím extremely careful about hand washing, etc during flu season and so far I havenít had the flu in decades. But Iím also not around anyone at high risk and I work from home, so my risk of exposure (or exposing someone else) is very low.

Iím not against anyone getting a flu shot, nor am I ďanti-vaxĒ. But with a best case of 50% efficacy (usually much lower), Iím personally waiting until they perfect the flu shot, which they are getting close to. I think that may be an upside to COVID in that the discoveries being made while trying to create a COVID vaccine are making us much closer to a universal vaccine.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:57 PM

18. You so edgy!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:54 PM

17. My doctor (Chief Physician at a major hospital) says wait until first week of October...

since the flu shot typically doesn't last through the whole season. His main concern is to keep the flu under control when COVID spikes, so that hospital capacity will be adequate. Pretty much the same as what the Ocelot says in post #6 above.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:59 PM

19. I'll get one as I usually do, but

with the isolation and care Iím taking not to get covid, itís hard to imagine hoe the flu virus could find me!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:56 PM

25. Where do you go for your flu shots?

Your doctor, pharmacy, other?

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:22 PM

26. Got mine today at the pharmacy.

Also got the first of two shingles shots.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:26 PM

27. Seems early. I'll get it when the VA offers it...nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 09:31 PM

29. I get mine in October

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