Well, That Didn't Work.
December 30, 2017 2:52pm CST
Two months ago I wrote a post stating that I had finally given in and got myself the flu jab. Well, I have to tell you that it didn't work. I've just had a horrible bout of the flu, and it's left me weak and lethargic. To add insult to injury, I'm sure I picked it up at the doctor's office. I had to take my husband there last week, and everyone in the waiting room was coughing or sneezing. Oddly, my husband hasn't caught it, thank goodness. When I had the jab they did say that it is only effective with strains of the flu that are already known, and they are calling this one the 'Australian flu'. Apparently that is where this particular strain originated, (thanks Judy!). I'm very rarely ill, so I shouldn't grumble, and at least I'm over the worst now.
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• Manchester, England
I get offered the flu jab every year and always decline. This year the nurse telephoned me and even offered to come to my home to administer it, but I still declined. I have no recollection of ever having flu, yet I get pestered every year. This year I was told that my declining health makes the inoculation more necessary, but I have the opposite view. My current condition makes me less able to deal with the injection.
• United States
So sorry to hear you got the flu. According to reports, you are still lucky to have gotten it. The shot helps limit the severity of the flu in most cases. I've been getting the shot for years and years and so far haven't had the flu at all.
• Bunbury, Australia
Oh, that is such a shame but I refuse to take responsibility for you catching the flu. You see, I'm a WEST Australian and that makes all the difference. There is no way any of us West Aussies would give anyone the flu (or anything else for that matter).
• United Kingdom
• Olney, Illinois
It's not of necessity strains 'already known' as it is strains they think will be most prevalent for this season. At least the strains you are inoculated against won't bother you this season. And yeah...BOO @JudyEv !!! It's all your fault!
• Bunbury, Australia
• El Paso, Texas
Well, there's another reason I won't go for a jab, most people wait until they start sneezing or whatnot to get one and I for one do not intend on being around them. So far so good ........... now where's the wood for me to knock on I'm glad you've gotten past the worst of it, hopefully you'll be in the peak of health very soon. Aren't you in Spain?