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Flu shots

Got my seasonal flu shot today. I didn't feel a thing when I got the H1N1 shot, but this one hurt. :-P In two weeks I'll be ready for anything Winter has to throw at me. Well, except snow.

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mondhasen
Nov. 23rd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I may end up with no shots this year. My doc called Thursday to say I had an appointment Friday (which I didn't arrange, and I didn't have transportation anyway, so now I have no appointment scheduled). The flu clinic in town was cancelled for lack of vaccine. I might have to roll the dice...
rratfox
Nov. 23rd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
A few folks I know who work in the health system aren't getting them. If you're a healthy person in general it might not stave off GETTING the thing, but it should save you from having any complications.
captpackrat
Nov. 23rd, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Someone on my LJ friends list has been in the hospital for nearly a month after contracting H1N1, and he was otherwise healthy before. The 1918 flu epidemic actually affected healthy people worse than the traditional elderly and young flu victims.
whitetail
Nov. 23rd, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Why did you get an H1N1 shot if you've already gotten sick and recovered from the virus? Seems like you should automatically have immunity after that...
captpackrat
Nov. 23rd, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
I not really sure if what I had was the flu. I didn't see a doctor or anything. I had some of the symptoms, and H1N1 was going around in the area, so it could go either way. After seeing what happened to someone else who contracted H1N1, I'd rather not take any chances.
marko_the_rat
Nov. 23rd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I had my swine flu shot so I'll be safe from that while I'm over there for FC! I won't be able to have general flu shots until winter rolls around again the southern hemisphere and even then it won't necessarily be the same as the ones that are going around over there so I'll just take my chances. I should be okay as long as I follow the regular hygiene precautions.
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