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Dragonfly 10-05-2005 07:41 AM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!
Be sure and get your flu shot this year. It's not the typical flu shot!!! My doc told me yesterday when I went for my flu shot docs are requried to give the flu shot whether their patients want them or not. So as patients are being seen they are getting the flu shot.

SO make an appt and go for it folks.
I've had a little more reaction than normal but nothing to be concerned about. My arm feels like I've had a tetnus shot!!! Hurts and a little only have the shot in the arm you do not use so much. Like I'm right handed so I had mine in my left arm.

Oh and by the way all the drug stores are giving them too!! So you don't have to go to the docs office. My insurance pays for a flu shot for John and me both so we get them every year. Drug stores do not file for your insurance.


Alboy 10-05-2005 08:02 AM

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Ahead of you Draggy, got mine Monday. $20 well spent. No proof but I seem to have fewer colds and sinus problems too.

Sore arm, you have to relax that muscle honey.

Hunterbug 10-05-2005 10:23 AM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!

Originally Posted by Dragonfly
My doc told me yesterday when I went for my flu shot docs are requried to give the flu shot whether their patients want them or not.

Draggy, as a nurse you know that they can not do that. If the patient does not want it and the doctor procedes against their wishes then that is assult and battery and the doc can, and will be sued, charged with criminal offences and probably lose their license. The flu shot is a good idea for alot of people. I personally couldn't tell you the last time I had one. I also couldn't tell you the last time I missed a day of work because I was sick.

Dragonfly 10-05-2005 12:07 PM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!
Well you know most docs have a good bedside manner..LOL!!!

And if a patient refuses the shot they have to sign a wavier. And the wavier relieves the doc and the government of any responsibility if the patient ends up with something bad.

Alboy. I know how to relax to take a shot. I give myself shots and it's not insulin..deep muscle shots so I can relax. In fact I didn't feel anything when the shot was given. Today my arm is a little less sore but it's still there. Not one of these soreness you can work off.

All I'm saying is Everyone GET THIS FLU if's, no ants, no butters.

There's plenty of the flu vaccine for this year and be good to yourself!!!

And your right Alboy. I have a lot less colds and sinus trouble taking the flu shot every year. I've been taking them for about 15 years without fail. Had the flu one year and I promised Jesus if he would let me live I would take a flu shot every year and I have lived up to my promise.

M. R. Byrd 10-05-2005 03:18 PM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!
I have taken flu shots for the last ten years, with the exception of last year when the vaccine was short. I really think they helped me with colds and viruses, although last year I was really healthy without it. I have always taken a lot of vitamins and I think they helped some along with good hand washing. This year I have started on a new program and I hope it helps this winter. I really don't like to be sick. I will be getting my 90 year old mother in for her flu shot and hope to get mine at the same time. Thanks for the reminder.

I wish you all good health this year.


Dragonfly 10-05-2005 04:42 PM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!
Good for you MR. The flu shot is a must this year!!! I get bulletins from the CDC and there is much in the flu shot this year besides the flu. Many viri are contained in this years flu shot. Our President has gone to the max to see the people of our country are safe. He was the one who got the ball rolling on this years vaccine. And made sure enough was made for everyone.

After you take your flu shot go home and take 2 tylenol and repeat 4 hours later if you are feeling any aching anywhere. Course I goofed this year...I went shopping instead of coming straight home and getting my tylenol.

Mrs Magoo at your service!!!:rolleyes:

Highstand 10-06-2005 09:38 AM

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and....... get it done before their is a shortage!


Daryl (deceased) 10-06-2005 10:19 AM

Re: Flu shots!!!! Listen up folks!!!
The last time I took a flu shot, I ended up with the flu three times that winter. I haven't taken a flu shot in 9 (?) years, and I've only had the flu once...a minor stomach flu that only lasted about 24 hours.

I wash my hands a lot, don't rub my face after opening doors, pushing shopping carts, etc, and I use a LOT of hand sanitizer. A doc told me once that if you don't want to get the flu or a cold, don't go within 6 feet of anyone infected, and don't touch anything an infected person might have touched. Since that's not possible, I take the next best solution (IMO); just stay clean.

After all, prevention is always the best cure.


BTW Draggy: Since when has the government or doctors taken any responsibility for someone catching the flu?

Dragonfly 10-06-2005 11:20 AM

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We not talking about just the flu here. And there is a flu shot for every American so they aren't going to run out.

This is a first Daryl but we are living in dangerous times. And according to the CEC the President has done this for us!!! All Americans citizens or not.

I used to be like you Daryl..every time I took the flu shot I got pneumonia from the flu shot. They have improved the shot through the years and now I don't get the flu...I'm just a little achy and tylenol helps with the achy breaky. Just lasts about 24 hours.

So please don't be stubborn about this. Take this years Flu shot!!! PLEASE!!!

We sure don't want to lose you because you refused to take the Flu shot!!!

And then take the pneumonia shot..just to be safe for sure!!! One shot every 5 years. Easy!!!

You know how handy I am with a baseball bat????:D

motor (deceased) 10-06-2005 05:20 PM

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I got mine to weeks ago...better to be safe than sorry.. for those of you that are afraid to get the flu shot,
It's a myth that getting a flu shot will give you the flu. The vaccine contains a small amount of dead flu virus, which stimulates your immune system to fight off the real flu.

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