Are you getting a flu shot?

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Are you getting a flu shot?

  1. Yes

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    65.9%
  2. No

    90 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. soulfly

    soulfly Well-Known Member
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    Old people need to die.
     
  2. bwi2

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    2017-18 was particularly notable for the severity of the flu across all age groups, shitbag
     
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  3. Room 15

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    Yea but autism diagnoses were wayyyy down
     
  4. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Got the flu last year for the first time ever in my life. Will be getting a shot this year. I’m not even some anti-vax person just never got them cause I never had the flu. I had to get them when I worked at a hospital but I’ll be getting them from now on as I never want the flu again.
     
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  5. NP13

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    Tuesday
     
  6. Randy Bobandi

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    Dragged my heels on getting flu shot this year. Got flu for the first time. Lost 15lbs in a week. Got flu shot as soon as fever left me. Don’t procrastinate.
     
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  7. Boo MFer!

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    It really is the worst. Prayers.
     
  8. lunchbox

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    This year’s flu season was much better than last year’s nightmare
     
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  9. Boo MFer!

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    I don’t think this is true. I’ve read it’s on pace to exceed last year’s numbers.
     
  10. Zebbie

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    It seems like you haven’t heard about it as much this year, but I hadn’t looked up any numbers on it
     
  11. Boo MFer!

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    We’re really just getting to peak season. Middle January through February is when the numbers really ramp up, IIRC.
     
  12. Zebbie

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    Oh ok
     
  13. mangler

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    Myself wife and 2 kids always get the flu shot. Last 2 years oldest has gotten the flu anyways. Starting to wonder if we're the fools.
     
  14. lazy bum

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    You're still protecting them.

    80% of kids who died from the flu last year weren't vaccinated. Even if you still catch it the vaccine helps prevent the worst case outcomes.
     
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  15. BobLoblaw

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    CDC is expecting a March spike in flu cases. Especially in the south. If you haven’t gotten the shot yet it’s not too late. They’re even recommending health care professionals look into getting another shot if you got yours very early in the season. I haven’t seen as many cases personally this year, at least not in the bursts I saw last year.
     
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  16. Randy Bobandi

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    Where did you see that? Wife is a nurse I’d like to forward the link if you’ve got it.
     
  17. BobLoblaw

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    I forget where I got it, it was copied in some corporate email somewhere and then my kid’s pediatrician mentioned it again last week. I’ll see if I can dig it up.
     
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  18. Big Apple Duck

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    Getting the flu shot still lessens the severity even if you do get it. My colleague and I got it last year at the same time. I had the shot and had symptoms for 2 days. He did not have a shot and was sick for a week.
     
  19. lechnerd

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    Just anecdotal but we’re way down this year compared to last year.

    All my colleagues I’ve spoken with say the same.
     
  20. Zebbie

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    I’ve only heard of 1 or 2 people I know getting it this year - by this time last year, I knew of at least 10-15 people that had gotten it
     
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  21. Why?Pokes

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    I used to get it when I was a kid but I feel that it’s selfish to get it as a healthy adult. There are not enough shots to account for even half the population and they should be going to the young, the old, and those whose jobs need it. I made an exception last year per doctor’s rec after catching a nasty (non-flu) virus that wrecked my immune system, but will abstain this year.
     
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  22. Randy Bobandi

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    This. My wife got the shot she was sick for 24 hours. I’m getting close to 100% 8 days later.
     
  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    I got the flu a few years ago. I was incapacitated for over a week and ended up having to go to the ER during the middle of the night. Took over 2 weeks for me to truly get back to 100%. Fuck skipping out on that flu shot.
     
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  24. Hail Southern

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    Publix gave me a gift card for getting the flu shot so that was nice.
     
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  25. $P1

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    Same here...nearing the end of a solid week of it
     
  26. b0ne5

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    I skipped out on getting it at work when offered bc I’m lazy and usually never get it. Got diagnosed Tuesday night and I feel like absolute ass. Can’t even remember the last time I was this sick. My fucking balls hurt. My balls. What the fuck, man? This shit is no joke.
     
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  27. Nandor the Relentless

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    Last time I got it I was out of work for like 2 weeks
     
  28. War Grundle

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    I never got one until five years ago when my wife was diagnosed with Lupus. Now I get it so I don’t give anything serious to her. Luckily I’ve never gotten the flu.
     
  29. Barves2125

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    Got one today as a matter of fact. This is merely a coincidental thread bump I hope.
     
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  30. Duck Smoker

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    Mandatory where I work. We aren't getting slammed with flu cases yet. One of my staff got sick right after shot, missed most of two weeks recovering. Want no part of that.
     
  31. IHHH

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    2 weeks? Lol

    That dude milked it to the max
     
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  32. BlazingRebel

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    Got mine mid Sept and we ask every patient that picks up a RX if they have gotten it. Every time we fill a generic or brand name Tamiflu RX for a patient we see often I laugh a bit on the inside when they bitch about how bad it is. The excuses people come up with no to get the Flu shot are pretty incredible.
     
  33. BlazingRebel

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    Probably got it before or during the 2 week process it takes to fully start working.
     
  34. Hail Southern

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    Got the flu shot the last three years, got flu the last two years. I blame having kids since I have not had the flu since the 90's.
     
  35. duc15

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    Received mine earlier this week
     
  36. momux

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    I only do because work offers it for free in the lobby downstairs. I don’t think there’s any reason not to.

    Interesting fun fact: the flu shot is prepared based on the anticipated types of flu strains that will be going around. Some years it’s far more effective than others. A couple of years ago when the flu was pretty bad it was estimated that the flu vaccine for that year was only about 30% effective, one of the lowest rates in recent memory.

    Hope they guess right this year.
     
  37. Fancy

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    obvi
     
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  38. DaveGrohl

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    Got the shot yesterday and my shoulder where they did it is sore as hell.
     
  39. theriner69er

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    it's 40-60% effective. so less than 100% but more than 0%. I like those numbers.

    though I've wondered what this means exactly. As I understand it, they target strains of the flu they think will be most prevalent and make the vaccination based on that. if they are right, the vaccines are very effective. However, if they guess wrong, the effectiveness can be greatly reduced, and in some cases can be rendered almost useless.

    So what does 40-60% mean? That it will prevent the flu in 40-60% of the people who get the vaccination? That it will have some effect, even if it's minimal in 40-60% of people? That they guess right 40-60% of the time, and the other 60-40% of the time we are fucked?

    Part 2: why can't they make a vaccination for all flu strains? Why do they have to pick ones they think will be prevalent? Just gimme all of them, the prevalent, not very prevalent, whatever.
     
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  40. Houndster

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    It knocked me out for a couple hours, but glad I got it
     
  41. Larry Sura

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    Declined again this year. Flu is fake.
     
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  42. racer

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    How did your butt feel after? Jw
     
  43. killrbee7

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    Kindly go fuck yourself.

    Thanks,
    Humanity
     
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  44. Houndster

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    I will not respond to this post
     
  45. racer

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    Greasy. Got it. Thanks.
    [​IMG]
     
  46. Dump

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    no fuck you doctor man and your fake white coat
     
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  47. Nelson

    Nelson Can somebody please get Ja Rule on the phone
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    And get autism? LOL
     
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  48. Bo Pelinis

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    You can't get double autism man I think you're already safe
     
  49. Bo Pelinis

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    BURN SEE I BURNED YOU THERE
     
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