flu shot

United States
July 17, 2009 6:13pm CST
How many of you belive the flu shot works? How many of you get the flu shot yearly? How many of you do not?
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@eileenleyva (9726)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I have not taken the flu shot yet because I don't think I need to. But medically, of course, it would work. The scientists have come up with that preventive medicine or vaccine so people can protect themselves from illness, especially when they travel to different places. Always take the necessary precaution.
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• United States
17 Jul 09
I've never had the flu shot, and I haven't had the flu in years. I understand that the shot is actually a shot of the flu, so your body gets immune to it...only what I heard. So, considering that I am healthy in that area, I don't bother with it.
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@angime (87)
19 Jul 09
i dont't know if flu shot works but my whole family for the first time got injected flu shots, and the results remain to be seen.
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@peavey (15808)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I've never had a flu shot and I never will. I haven't had the flu in years and years... and if I do get it, so what? I'll get over it, like I do everything else. As long as one is reasonably healthy, it isn't a problem. I think fear mongers have made a mountain out of a molehill.
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@abenitez (501)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I have never had the flu shot, and I will never get it either. I have never caught the flu. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle your body should be able to fight any invaders that come in your body. Vaccinations also have side effects and I dont believe in taking anything with side effects, they are usually worst than the condition itself.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
18 Jul 09
I take flu shot regularly every year. I do that especially because I travel to different parts of the world often, sometimes in the flu season too.
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@sjvenden27 (1851)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I got the flu shot once, and I will never do that again... About a week later I got the stomach flu that lasted a month.. Unless it becomes mandatory I will not allow my son to get this shot either!!!
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• United States
18 Jul 09
I have never had a flu shot and do not intend to! My son got one this year because it was a requirement for where he lives. I did get my kids the flu shots a time or two when they were growing up. This is simply because they were at high risk because of their allergies and asthma conditions.
• Canada
18 Jul 09
I have never had the flu shot. I also have not had the flu in about 10 years. I am very lucky in that I don't get sick that often. I drink a lot of water, eat all the right foods, and I am fine.
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