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Post by gale force Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:46 am

Lots of activity at the mall this morning with all the people lined up to receive their flu shots. I guess there are a lot of people that believe that taking the shot improves their chances of missing the bug, or at least having a lesser dose of illness.

After losing half my left lung early this year, I'm among those that will get the flu shot. I'm also going to have a preventive shot for pneumonia - but at least that one is good for five years. I'm a big baby when it comes to those needles!

I've gotten a flu shot every year for an unknown number of years and wouldn't go without it. Just my opinion.
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Post by Rick Wisson Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:38 pm

Just got my shot 1/2 hr. ago.
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Post by retired2 Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:38 pm

Must have just missed you Rick, we were there also about that time. Like your new avatar
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Post by retired2 Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:40 pm

Didn't realize the pneumonia shot was only good for 5 years. better check with the doc next visit
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Post by kishgo Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:05 pm

I've only had one during my entire life but this year I will get a flu shot. Being out of the country makes me think twice about becoming ill and if this shot lessens the symptoms, I'm in.
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Post by gale force Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:28 pm

I checked this morning Retired while at the doctors office. Apparently, in Canada, most people only need to have 1 shot for pneumonia prevention: maximum two. In the Us however, they believe in the "every five years" principle. I guess that's to benefit both the medical profession and the drug makers!!
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Post by retired2 Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:59 pm

OK thanks for the info
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Post by Ruby Tuesday Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:18 pm

Never had a flu shot. Don't know what injecting that might do down the road, right or wrong. If i were in a higher risk category I believe I would think differently.
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