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In reply to the discussion: I got my flu shot [View all]

hlthe2b

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5. ABSODAMNLUTELY! Friends who call me know they'd better be prepared to say they have or are about to
Thu Sep 17, 2020, 10:03 AM
Sep 2020

and mean it. I have little tolerance right now for those who won't take the basic protections available to save their lives during a historical record-setting pandemic. And, getting a flu shot, socially distancing, wearing a face-covering is little enough to ask when lives are at stake. That is my soapbox and I'm glued to it!

BTW, in "normal" years, waiting until October is probably optimal for a lot of people--especially older individuals whose derived immunity may be less vigorous and shorter-lived than the more robust response of the young. That said, this year, one needs to factor in the crowd sizes one is likely to encounter waiting with others for the vaccine when demand is high. While CDC has not addressed that this year, the truth is that earlier may well be better for most or all of us.

I got my flu shot [View all] boston bean Sep 2020 OP
You should consider adding an option for those who got the old folks' version. mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 #1
I got mine at CVS. dhol82 Sep 2020 #7
One week Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #9
It's there for the asking. Not bothering was my primary care practitioner's (PCP's) recommendation. mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 #11
How did your practitioner test your immune system? Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #12
I'm a senior & received my vaccine @ Safeway yesterday. Kroeger's typically also gives them. Illumination Sep 2020 #18
October 7 is flu shot day. luvs2sing Sep 2020 #2
It's also missing a pretty huge chunk of time. bearsfootball516 Sep 2020 #3
You should be getting it by early October. boston bean Sep 2020 #6
Don't forget that it takes several weeks to be effective after the vaccination... Illumination Sep 2020 #19
2 weeks Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #28
I will get mine today. ProudMNDemocrat Sep 2020 #4
ABSODAMNLUTELY! Friends who call me know they'd better be prepared to say they have or are about to hlthe2b Sep 2020 #5
got it last Friday 9/11 - nt Jersey Devil Sep 2020 #8
My town is setting up drive through flu shots. Tracer Sep 2020 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author Illumination Sep 2020 #13
No. H2O Man Sep 2020 #14
Never took one before yesterday & I'm 65+. It's important this year to get one added to the Illumination Sep 2020 #20
Same here. I do not get the flu. Therefore, I do not get the flu shot. ARPad95 Sep 2020 #37
Until you do get the flu Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #39
The older you get Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #40
That's true. H2O Man Sep 2020 #50
Ok Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #52
Same here. nt Raine Sep 2020 #51
Not yet. I get mine based on the VA availability... Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #15
Now is the time. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to be effective after you receive the Illumination Sep 2020 #21
My Doctor said to wait until October because it is only effective for about 6 months grantcart Sep 2020 #47
No, but I wear a mask everywhere Polybius Sep 2020 #16
You might want to ask your doctor about that theory...I wear a mask & a face shield & received Illumination Sep 2020 #24
It's not a theory Polybius Sep 2020 #25
Flu vaccine is not a 100 % effective either. LisaL Sep 2020 #30
I feel the same. LisaL Sep 2020 #29
Ditto, and I have been taking personal hygeine very seriously for more than a decade, Ms. Toad Sep 2020 #32
Your mask protects others RhodeIslandOne Sep 2020 #33
They are Polybius Sep 2020 #36
Thank god for blue areas. RhodeIslandOne Sep 2020 #38
Walked to Safeway yesterday. They actually have a medical room where they administered the Illumination Sep 2020 #17
Isn't it a bit early? Nt TheFarseer Sep 2020 #22
Planning on going on Tuesday 9/22 SoonerPride Sep 2020 #23
It will be interesting to see if more people get the flu shot this year than in the past. PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #26
As the first person to click the "I can't receive" button MurrayDelph Sep 2020 #27
3 to 6 million Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #41
Herd immunity from flu, not Covid MurrayDelph Sep 2020 #46
It's not available here until late October. EllieBC Sep 2020 #31
A little early? BGBD Sep 2020 #34
I think this year is different. I believe they are suggesting to get it earlier Vivienne235729 Sep 2020 #35
The extra Boost senior shot Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #43
The last time I got a flu shot I ended up with Bell's Palsy Blue_Adept Sep 2020 #42
Did a licensed physician Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #44
They couldn't guarantee that's where it comes from as Bell's Blue_Adept Sep 2020 #45
usually there's only a problem if you're allergic to eggs Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #49
and I got my pneumonia. about 10 years ago got a bad case of pneumonia nearly died progressive nobody Sep 2020 #48
Getting my flu shot on Tuesday ChazII Sep 2020 #53
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