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I have got my Flu Shot ever year in Oct. it is just one of those things I do.. This year I got another pneumonia shot for people my age(83).. This is something new and I get a booster in April.. I haven't talked myself into the Shingles shot yet.. I so far haven't had any problem with Flu shots other than a sore arm every now and then.. 

 

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Yes, every year.  This isn't a conscientious topic, but I can't remember the last time I had to barf anything.  Over 5 years at least,  So much for delicate subjects.

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Never, and I haven't had a fever in over 40 years.  I'm not going to let idiots from the CDC get credit for my natural immunity.

 

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Yes and I plan to continue

 

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Now, that's frightening-the lady who died fter the shot. Do you suppose she had another health problem ? I have never had a flu shot, don't intend to. Do get pneumonia shots when prescribed.

I grew up a sickly child-colds, earaches, tonsilitis, all winter long it was one thing or another. Now, in my 'old age'  Smiley Very Happy I seem to do better. Possibly my immune system built itself up ?

I like to think so.

Happy New Year, everyone  Heart

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I am 83 and get my flu shot every year.. I have had the flu shot this year for 65+ as well as my Prevnar that needs a booster in April 2020..  No real side effects, guess I am a lucky one, or so I hear..  Can't decide on the Shingles yet, but had a series of the Hep B shots.. 

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I got one every year for a long time as i am both diabetic and have a condition that makes me immuno-suppresant. then, for 2 yrs i did NOT get if and i was fine.  last year, i woke up  one morning (jan 2) with extreme body aches, weak, could not eat, barely could walk to bathroom, terrible headache. i got scared thought i had some disease like  ms or something. my husband said i had the flu-- he was right. i was in bed for 2 weeks and lost 10 lbs.  i thouoht the flu included a lot of cold symptoms, as many times the flu is described as a really bad bad cold. i had not had a flu shot BUT that year (2018) i had been to 3 parties,  including new years day. well the previous 2 years i did not go anywhere at all. 

all the years i was getting flu shot, for many my husband never did-- said he did not need it -- he's very healthy and never sick. until a few years back, he had a bad case of the flu and was in bed for over a week.  he works with a lot of peopla and a lot of students who show up to classes sick! 

this year we both got it and will continue to get it.

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I have been getting my Flu shots for many many years and never had any adverse affects.. One year I got the flu in Jan. which was 3 + months after the shot I got in Oct.. It was a different strain from what the shot covered.. I am 82 now and just got a Pneumovax shot and a Senior Flu shot the first week in Oct.. I guess I am lucky to not have had any problems so far, but you never know, nothing is 100% but GOD..

 

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