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Have you had your flu shot? Check in! (Original Post) Roland99 Oct 2020 OP
Yes. My arm hurt during my sleep, though. Goodheart Oct 2020 #1
Yes, got it about a month ago. W_HAMILTON Oct 2020 #2
got mine at my drs office a while back. AllaN01Bear Oct 2020 #3
August 30 hlthe2b Oct 2020 #4
Had it taken care of in early September. bullwinkle428 Oct 2020 #5
Got the senior flu shot in early October. It was painless this year. Raven Oct 2020 #6
Yes! spinbaby Oct 2020 #7
Got mine Monday during my annual dr. visit. MoonRiver Oct 2020 #8
Pharmacist True Blue American Oct 2020 #14
Yep! Hubs and I went to the CVS clinic Alliepoo Oct 2020 #9
Yup Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #10
Yes, Earlier this month. dubyadiprecession Oct 2020 #11
indeed! from my nearby Walgreen. Painless (physically and $$$ wise) NRaleighLiberal Oct 2020 #12
Yep! Trueblue Texan Oct 2020 #13
Yes and a pneumonia shot als Hobo Oct 2020 #15
Yes, same here. Got both shots at the same time. smirkymonkey Oct 2020 #51
Yes get the red out Oct 2020 #16
Got mine yesterday JHB Oct 2020 #17
Yes, Sept. 19 at CVS. One less thing to worry about! Tanuki Oct 2020 #18
Got mine yesterday! Dave in VA Oct 2020 #19
Wife and I both got ours last Thursday nt PRETZEL Oct 2020 #20
Yes In_The_Wind Oct 2020 #21
Got it in September at Walgreen's and took my mother with me. octoberlib Oct 2020 #22
Yes Gothmog Oct 2020 #23
Yup Karma13612 Oct 2020 #24
Yes, got it yesterday. Got the high octane seniors shot and justhanginon Oct 2020 #25
My wife and I got the shots about three weeks ago Chainfire Oct 2020 #26
Getting mine tomorrow at the VA. SKKY Oct 2020 #27
Walking out of the store after getting mine right now Varaddem Oct 2020 #28
Yes, on October 6. MineralMan Oct 2020 #29
Yes! ColoradoBlue Oct 2020 #30
Yes at a drive through flu shot location. nt FeelingBlue Oct 2020 #31
Got mine a couple of weeks ago. peacefreak2.0 Oct 2020 #32
2 weeks ago catrose Oct 2020 #33
Yes and $10 discount also got pneumonia vac FloridaBlues Oct 2020 #34
A while back Mossfern Oct 2020 #35
Yes. nt tblue37 Oct 2020 #36
Sure did. phylny Oct 2020 #37
Done...nt Wounded Bear Oct 2020 #38
Late September Dem2 Oct 2020 #39
Yup! Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2020 #40
Got mine a couple of weeks ago at my Doctor's office Green Line Oct 2020 #41
Got mine today! myccrider Oct 2020 #42
Sure did...last Friday. nt cry baby Oct 2020 #43
WAITING for our pharm to get its supply! We're 14 and 15 on the list! I call the pham every other CTyankee Oct 2020 #44
I sure did Danmel Oct 2020 #45
Done grantcart Oct 2020 #46
Yup - on 9/9. Good to go. Totally Tunsie Oct 2020 #47
Yes. nt Ilsa Oct 2020 #48
Yes. trackfan Oct 2020 #49
Yes, a week ago this past Monday. Fla Dem Oct 2020 #50
Interestingly, there was no senior super-dose moonscape Oct 2020 #52
Yes, on October 9 GreenEyedLefty Oct 2020 #53
I can't. I react. Badly * MurrayDelph Oct 2020 #54
Those of us who do get the flu shot help protect you Lars39 Oct 2020 #55
Thank you MurrayDelph Oct 2020 #58
Yep. n/t area51 Oct 2020 #56
September tavernier Oct 2020 #57

W_HAMILTON

(7,887 posts)
2. Yes, got it about a month ago.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:59 AM
Oct 2020

No charge, since I've met my out-of-pocket maximum for the year (thanks, Obamacare!).

AllaN01Bear

(19,267 posts)
3. got mine at my drs office a while back.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 08:59 AM
Oct 2020

medical ( medcaid to some of u , and cal health and wellness) paid for it.

Alliepoo

(2,248 posts)
9. Yep! Hubs and I went to the CVS clinic
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:03 AM
Oct 2020

About a month ago and got our flu shots. I got the stronger shot for the first time. I thought I’d maybe have a slight reaction (my bff had quite a reaction to it) but no problems at all. My arm wasn’t even sore!

dubyadiprecession

(5,782 posts)
11. Yes, Earlier this month.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:04 AM
Oct 2020

I usually don’t get the flu afterwards. If I do, the symptoms aren’t as bad, if I do get it.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
51. Yes, same here. Got both shots at the same time.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:17 PM
Oct 2020

It's funny, because the only warning they gave me was telling my arm was going to be really sore for about 5 days, but my arm was barely sore at all.

However, I did come down with major flu symptoms (whole body aches, exhausted, couldn't focus or do much of anything, including eating) for two days afterward. I know it was just an immune system response, but I still felt like hell. By the third day I was feeling better, just a bit more tired than usual.

I'm a little young for a pneumonia shot, but for some reason, my new primary care doctor recommended it. Probably because I was having some chest pains when it was set up but I went through a number of tests including a nuclear PET scan and it turns out that I am fine. No heart damage at all and no blockage. My cholesterol is way down and so is my BP. It was probably just stress induced cardiac symptoms at the time since I was having a lot of anxiety about Trump and politics in general. I can't believe how much this bastard has fucked up my physical and mental health.

JHB

(37,170 posts)
17. Got mine yesterday
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:10 AM
Oct 2020

Normally would have gotten it a few weeks back during a doctor visit, but office visits are still curtailed. Got it at the drug store I use instead.

Karma13612

(4,555 posts)
24. Yup
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:20 AM
Oct 2020

Got it 2-3 weeks ago so I am ‘covered’.

Got my pneumonia shot last year so I’m good there as well.

All on Medicare’s dime!

justhanginon

(3,292 posts)
25. Yes, got it yesterday. Got the high octane seniors shot and
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:21 AM
Oct 2020

they looked it up and my pneumonia shots are up to date. Arm a little sore this morning but just locally. I should be good well into spring flu season.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
26. My wife and I got the shots about three weeks ago
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:22 AM
Oct 2020

I had no ill effects, not even a sore arm. My wife complained about soreness but no other problems. I have grown three inches since I got the shot, but I am not sure it isn't just coincidence.

peacefreak2.0

(1,023 posts)
32. Got mine a couple of weeks ago.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:28 AM
Oct 2020

The visiting nurses were doing a drive by shooting in town. They were hoping to inoculate 2000 people.

Mossfern

(2,627 posts)
35. A while back
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:39 AM
Oct 2020

at my cardiologist's office while I was in for my INR check....at least a couple of month's ago.
The trick is to move your arm around a lot and gently massage the injection site.

phylny

(8,403 posts)
37. Sure did.
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:01 AM
Oct 2020

I brought my 93-year-old dad, too. He said he "didn't need it" because he had one in December 2019.

CTyankee

(63,947 posts)
44. WAITING for our pharm to get its supply! We're 14 and 15 on the list! I call the pham every other
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:09 PM
Oct 2020

day!

moonscape

(4,678 posts)
52. Interestingly, there was no senior super-dose
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:17 PM
Oct 2020

available and I was told there might not be the rest of the winter. So I demured, called around, and found the pharmacy was correct: none in the county. So I went back a few days later (last week) and said I'd have whatever was available.

We just got the super-duper senior one in! Woot!

So I'm pumped with vaccine.

MurrayDelph

(5,316 posts)
54. I can't. I react. Badly *
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:02 PM
Oct 2020

Fortunately for me, the only person I typically hang out with is my wife, and she gets her shot, so I won't get it from her.

I'm up-to date on most of my other vaccines. When I see my doctor next month, I'm going to ask about the pneumonia vaccine.

* Please don't suggest alternative vaccines. It's akin to when decades ago some friends suggested trying to find out which types of alcohol I'm allergic to (it turns out I can't tolerate any; I once spent the night in an emergency room because a restaurant's barbecue sauce). The concept of "Here, try this one and maybe it won't make you so sick you'd think you're going to die" doesn't have a big attraction factor.

Lars39

(26,122 posts)
55. Those of us who do get the flu shot help protect you
Wed Oct 28, 2020, 10:07 PM
Oct 2020

and others who can’t have it. And glad to do it, too.

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