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Absolutely!  Even if it's only 50% or so effective, that's better than nothing!

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No.  Last year I contracted Gillian Barre Syndrome.  Very scary.  One possible way to get it is via the flu shot.  Prior to that I got it every year without fail.

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Yes for many years. Two years  ago my 88 year old mother got the flu and pneumonia at the same time, was in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks. Doctor said if she hadn't had either of those shots she would have died.  If I wasn't convinced before that I would be now. 

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Don't get them. Doctor doesn't think it's necessary as the flu 'morphs' every year and you often have a less than even chance that the vaccine is good against the strain going around.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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I don't get a flu shot because along time ago, I was in line with a whole lot of people to get a free flu shot in Hawaii.  Everybody was talking and laughing.

There was a lady in front of me, she took the shot in her arm and fell like a tree. They tried reviving her but she didn't move. They called the ambulance and they realized she died.

I was shocked to the core!  I never heard of anybody dying from a flu shot. What was in it? I left but when I turned around people still stood in line to get the shot.  I thought even a death doesn't wake them up.

I don't take the flu shot, pneumonia or shingles shot.

A shot is not going to prevent the flu,pneumonia or shingles.

 It's going to be you, what do you eat?  Eat lots of vegetables!  Especially, the green ones.  Build your blood.

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Yes! I was diagnosed with diabetes over 25 years ago, so I try to protect myself. Also the pneumonia vaccine. About 7 years ago I got the shingles vaccine and about 3 years after that I got the shingles—but not as bad! Last year I got the shingrix shingles vaccine.

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Yes, last year we both got the flu and were sick for almost 3 weeks. We both got ours last week plus the shingles

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Nope

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My wife and I got ours last week at a pharmacy.

 

I've gotten one each year for years based on my doctors advising it (hey, I'm easy). My wife resisted for years until she realized that she was getting a bad flu every year whilst I went scot-free.

Let me edit this to add that I have horrible sinuses, lots of polyps (I attribute these to growing up in a smoking household) and allergies. So I really try to steer clear of colds and flu. I regularly use a neti pot with solution to clean out my sinuses in the winter and during allergy seasons. Try it!

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Do you get a flu shot every year? Why or why not?

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