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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by marurun Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:06 pm

I’m 3 of 5 because of my needle phobia. Last year I took the FluMist.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by opa Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:15 pm

I get the flu shot every year after having a really bad case of the flu.

I'm pretty concerned about the upcoming school year what with the new variant and younger kids not able to get a vaccine yet.
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by marurun Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:20 pm

I am, too. Hoping Pfizer manages to get approval in late September.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by Markies Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:27 am

I work at a Hospital, so I have to get the Flu Shot.
I have gotten it every year I've worked there, so almost 5 times now.

Before I worked there, I never got the Flu Shot.
I hate needles and I didn't think the Shot did anything for me.

Every year since I can remember, I would always get sick around the beginning part of January.
It normally is just the flu, would last a week or two and then that would be it.
Every single year.
Except January 2021. :D
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by REPO Man Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:50 am

I don't think I've ever had a flu shot and aside from a seasonal head cold in the fall and spring around when the temperature shifts I'm hardly ever sick.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by marurun Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:58 am

The flu shot prevents quite a lot of illness and death, and that’s despite relatively low rates of protection (due to the guessing game over which strains will be the next year’s threat). Moderna is going to apply their MRNA approach to the flu and I’m excited to see the results.
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by ElkinFencer10 Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:30 am

I've gotten the flu shot every year for as long as I can remember. Even the years I still get the flu - or the 2019/2020 flu season when I had positive flu tests in January and then again in February - it's absolutely worth it because I know that even with breakthrough infections, the vaccine keeps it from being as bad it otherwise would. I'll get any vaccine I can for endemic diseases. It's part of doing my part to build herd immunity and protect the community, and that's my responsibility as part of the community.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by ZRofel Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:15 am

Yeah, I think I'm something like 15/15 with flu shots. Years ago when I lived with my parents, my mom used to work for the local Board of Health, so I'd be sitting around playing videogames or something, and she'd just whip out a syringe and be like, "It's time for your flu shot!" So, yeah, no real excuse that I didn't have time to go get one or something like that :P
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by ElkinFencer10 Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:25 pm

And before someone says "The flu shot gave me the flu!" No, it didn't. The flu shot activated your body's immune system so it could prepare it to fight influenza viruses. Yes, you felt crummy because that's what an immune response does - makes you feel bad - but it did NOT "give you the flu."
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by o.pwuaioc Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:07 pm

I had the flu once. Not a bad cold, the actual flu. It's so rough. I couldn't do anything for a week. That's what blew my mind about the whole "just a flu" selfish pricks. The flu is no joke yo! People die all the time from it, especially kids and the elderly.
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