What Are Your Thoughts On Flu Shots?

@Cherryd41 (1121)
United States
February 10, 2011 9:35pm CST
I was wondering if anyone has had a flu shot this year I didn't get on in fact I have never had one I am aware of the controversy behind them and some people in my town were leary about getting them because of all the rumors going around about them not being safe. I don't get sick I haven't had the flu in many years interested in knowing who has had a flu shot and did it do you any good?
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
11 Feb 11
Never had a flu shot or had flu either. I can't remember the last time that I had a cold either - more than 3 years ago for sure.
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@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Hi JWfarr Yeah you and me both knock on wood glad that I am having the luck I hope it continues because I don't like getting sick
@ElicBxn (60442)
• United States
11 Feb 11
I got the flu one year, ran 103º temp... not fun! I have been getting them and while I've had some colds, I've not had the flu since I've been getting them.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Hi Elic Ok it seems to be working for you my mother had her flu shot she usually gets them every year they encourage the elderly to get it
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@ElicBxn (60442)
• United States
12 Feb 11
well, that and I work with someone who is respiratorily compromised and I was also going over to the place my mom lived with a lot of elderly people, so I didn't want to take a chance of taking anything over to get them sick.
@jugsjugs (13045)
12 Feb 11
I have to have a flu shot every year as i am prone to infections, as well as for other health reasons, also so do my sons.I think that even if people do not get ill they should still have them, as not everyone can fight swine flu and sometimes i think a preventative is better than trying to get a cure.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
12 Feb 11
HI JUGS JUGS I'm not prone to infections but I can understand why someone such as yourself would get the flu shot each year better to prevent it if you can than dealing with the symptoms
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
11 Feb 11
I had flu shots the last two years. I think it is good to have flu shots, makes one protected from catching flu. The winter times have been very severe the last years, very easy to catch cold and become sick. Having taken flu shots, I feel safe.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Hi Green I don't catch cold easily at all in fact its been many years since I've had a cold ,flu,sore throat,fever etc.. I just keep taking my daily vitamins,and minerals,I eat a lot of garlic too not just for the antibiotic characteristics of it but because I happen to like it a lot
@hdc4free (264)
• United States
11 Feb 11
For most people I think flu shots are great!! There has been a nasty flu going around our office this year...every one who got the flu shot has been healthy and not sick but those who didn't have had a horrible flu for 2 weeks or longer! Please don't be afraid of them because of some rumors, the facts are that for the vast majority of people they are safe, effective and have very few side effects. Do your own research and talk to your doctor first. I am SO glad I got my flu shot this year! :)
• Canada
11 Feb 11
i don't believe in flu shots...didn't get it.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
12 Feb 11
Hi Mister I didn't get one either never have I just don't see the benifit in it for me knock on wood maybe I will never need to have one
14 Oct 16
I've never taken a flu shot and never will. I haven't had the flu in many years.
@KrauseHome (34153)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Personally from someone who is Diabetic, I have never had one, and never even had my Doctor recommend me getting one even. Since I am allergic to so many things it seems I guess they have never deemed it something of concern. I do know others who have gotten one this yr. and known 2 who got really sick from something not too long after they got one. So to me that is a warning maybe it is not always the Best.
• Pamplona, Spain
9 Mar 11
Hiya cherry, Flu Shots I suppose must be very important to some People with very bad Chest Problems and there is quite a lot of that going around. Especially for the People that have been Miners or have worked in the Iron or Steel Industry too. At the moment I don´t need them either. If I start getting the sniffs I quickly remedy it if I can and stop it in it´s tracks if I can as well. Lots of warm liquid and all the fruit you can down and light meals helps that dreaded yucky feeling at bay. They however never benefited my Mother for example and they never knew why either she had more colds with the Flu Shot than without it.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
On my first year at work, there was a free flu shot for all employees, so I queued and got the shot. Some of my co-workers got the side-effects immediately like they got sick immediately afterwards. Not in my case. I did not feel anything at first so I thought I was good. But, as the year progressed, I felt the my immune system had gotten weaker, because I got sick a lot! Maybe the shot did not work well for me. So, on the second year, I did not avail of the free shot. So, it all boils down to - it depends on your body. But, be sure you're not allergic to eggs. It's the one thing I remember that the medics who administered the shots asked us. Better yet, if you're really not sure. Ask your family doctor who knows your medical history.