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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySat Feb 16, 2019 12:58 pm

No flu, got over a cold recently and now allergies have my sinuses inflamed. Just about everyone around me at work has had the flu now.
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Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySat Feb 16, 2019 1:49 pm

Got mine way back when.  No fu here. Nuthin’ else either.

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Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Feb 24, 2019 9:56 am

Next wave . . . .

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/02/23/CDC-warns-of-severe-flu-strain-wave/7871550935447/
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Age : 63
Location : NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Feb 24, 2019 10:44 pm

Then there's the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund for people whose lives are ruined by it:

https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccine-compensation/index.html
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySat Mar 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Interesting tidbit

https://www.wthr.com/article/flu-may-have-peaked-experts-eye-jump-nastier-strain-1
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 5:59 pm

Well it hit this morning. Pretty sure it is H2N3 since that is running through the state now. Since the shot only gave a 30-something percent protection I guess my number was up. Day 1 so maybe it will shorten the duration.
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huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 6:17 pm

Sorry to hear you've got the flu Geoff. Hope you get well soon.

Jim
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 7:20 pm

Well if you got the jab the severity and duration should be less severe. Hope that's the case. Better to have it.


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RR

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Zanaspus

Zanaspus

Age : 57
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 7:28 pm

I got a shot and then I got the flu. They didn't give me my money back for the shot. Mad
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyTue Mar 19, 2019 7:31 pm

Zanaspus wrote:
I got a shot and then I got the flu.  They didn't give me my money back for the shot. Mad

Some do. It's not a guarantee but does offer some % of protection. And even if it's only 10% I'll still get it every year. If I got the kind flu I once had back in the 70's it would surely finish me off now!


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RR

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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 1:55 am

Zanaspus wrote:
I got a shot and then I got the flu.  They didn't give me my money back for the shot. Mad

So the way i understand it is, there is multiple strains of the flu virus out and about. When they put out the vaccines for the season they try to predict which strain will be most prevalent and send out that vaccine. Plus the flu virus is always mutating making it harder for the vaccines to work. Keep in mind im not a doctor or anuthing ao can be way off lol!
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GeoffC

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Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 9:20 am

Well apparently it isn't the flu. Got this message from the doc . . .

"Typically the flu does not cause primarily gi symptoms.
(usually upper respiratory/runny nose/congestion/muscle aches/fatigue/headache/cough/etc).
There are many other viruses and bacteria than cause a gastroenteritis ( which is what you appear to have)"
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 22, 2019 10:46 am

So chatted with my niece last night and she said you need to get a flu shot this season. It is going to be a bad one. She has been monitoring the flu season in Australia and it has been particularly bad with a lot of deaths. She said the point of the flu shot is not to prevent you from getting the flu but prevent you from dying from the flu
BTW, she work for John Hopkins and studies viruses
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 22, 2019 7:05 pm

GeoffC wrote:
So chatted with my niece last night and she said you need to get a flu shot this season.  It is going to be a bad one.  She has been monitoring the flu season in Australia and it has been particularly bad with a lot of deaths.   She said the point of the flu shot is not to prevent you from getting the flu but prevent you from dying from the flu
BTW, she work for John Hopkins and studies viruses

I took your advice to heart Geoff and got my annual flu shot today. Normally I get it a bit later in the year but what you posted gave me pause. Got the dose for those 65 and over.

Also finally got the first in a series of two Shingles vaccines. The pharmacy had been OOS for like 6 months. I'll get the second in the series later this year.

I did have the original single Shingles injection when I turned 60 but this is supposed to be an improved version. And being that I've had Chicken Pox as a kid, the virus has been lying dormant inside me for all these years. And from what I've read about those who came down with Shingles it doesn't bear imagining.

No


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RR

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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 22, 2019 8:08 pm

I'll be getting mine in the next two weeks.
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DrT999

DrT999

Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 22, 2019 8:30 pm

GeoffC wrote:
I'll be getting mine in the next two weeks.

Sounds like a good plan for many of us
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 70
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 25, 2019 8:27 pm

I always get mine in October. I got a really bad case of the flu in 2010. After I was all better I got my first flu shot. I got one every year since. Had the flu about 2 years ago and that has been it.
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 pm

All I can tell anyone is that I came down with the swine flu back in the 70's when I was in my 20's. I'll spare you the details. Suffice to say that I very well should have been hospitalized. If the same happened to me now I'd be toes up.

'nuff said.


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RR

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DrT999

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Age : 61
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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 27, 2019 7:53 am

Got mine yesterday; teaching students at any level is always a germ-fest!
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 27, 2019 9:23 am

DrT999 wrote:
Got mine yesterday; teaching students at any level is always a germ-fest!

Geez like working in a petri dish. Speaking of which did anyone catch the news report about week ago of the explosion at Vektor Labs? What is Vektor? It is Russia's bio-weapon lab and also one of 2 locations that holds the smallpox virus. So if Siberia is overrun with the zombie apocalypse I guess head to the caves.
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 27, 2019 1:47 pm

Got no problems with flu shots. They're absolutely a worthwhile gamble. I've read some absurd conspiracy theories why they're pushed so hard these days. Some people don't understand science and think their experience is the be-all tell for everyone else.

WASH YOUR HANDS folks. Before anything gets close to your mouth, wash yer darn hands (and go watch a video how to do it while yer at it). We can't avoid all sickness, but I bet an awful lot of bugs could be avoided with some hand washing. I'm sort of amazed with our immune systems. I know plenty of people who only wash their hands when they take showers, and when they do bother, they wash them for all of 12 seconds. "I'm not stupid. I know how to wash my hands. I'm 70 years old." "I don't know if you're stupid or not, but I do know you have no idea how to wash your hands."

Oh, and sneeze into your elbow, not into your hand. You aren't going to subsequently touch every public thing in the house with your elbow.
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Hermit

Hermit

Age : 67
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 03, 2019 1:34 am

My wife would sneeze into her hands.
It was hard, but I managed to break her of that habit.
You can't "catch" a sneeze; the best you can do is aim it in a safe direction.
I often sneeze in series. Usually between five and seven times.
My father had that, too. I rather enjoy it. Wink


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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Not thread jack but this is nutz
Hot tub exhibit linked to 124 cases of Legionnaires' disease at NC Mountain State Fair
http://wr.al/1GMHd

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eggman

Age : 48
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 04, 2019 4:41 pm

Got my flu shot Tuesday. I’ve gotten it for the last several years since they have offered them at work for free.
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Registration date : 2011-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: Flu shots   Flu shots - Page 3 EmptyFri Oct 04, 2019 9:45 pm

I got mine today.
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