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    For those of you whose doctors have advised "no flu shot", do they give any reason/opinion?

    I read this season's flu shot was only 10% effective.

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    Get one every year and have for the last 10 years or so. Don't remember when I had the flu last. At 69 I get the flu shot, have had my shingles shot, and pneumonia shot.

    PS.....have never had flu symptoms after getting a flu shot. There is a warning that you can develop symptoms as your body builds antibodies but it only lasts a couple days. Also keep in mind the flu shot may not stop you from getting the flu but it can help mitigate the severity.
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    I get one every year. No ill effects from the shot. I usually go to the health dept it's cheaper $15. Usually no waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welwood View Post
    For those of you whose doctors have advised "no flu shot", do they give any reason/opinion?

    I read this season's flu shot was only 10% effective.
    From the CDC......

    Some news reports have claimed the flu vaccine is expected to be only 10% effective this year, is this true?

    The 10% vaccine effectiveness (VE) figure reported in the news is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine’s benefit against one flu virus (the H3N2 virus) that circulated in Australia during its most recent flu season. In the United States last season, overall vaccine effectiveness against all circulating flu viruses was 39%, and VE was only a bit lower (32%) against H3N2 viruses. Vaccine effectiveness against other flu viruses (i.e., H1N1 or B viruses) was‎ higher. The United States has a very robust network that estimates vaccine effectiveness each season. This season’s flu vaccine includes the same H3N2 vaccine component as last season, and most circulating H3N2 viruses that have been tested in the United States this season are still similar to the H3N2 vaccine virus. Based on this data, CDC believes U.S. VE estimates from last season are likely to be a better predictor of the flu vaccine benefits to expect this season against circulating H3N2 viruses in the United States. This is assuming minimal change to circulating H3N2 viruses. However, because it is early in the season, CDC flu experts cannot predict which flu viruses will predominate. Estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness against circulating flu viruses in the United States will be available later in the season.
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    I think you should get a flu shot.
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    It's all a joke, or a craps shoot really. They have to make up the shots long before the strain of flu is actually detected. So it is a wag at best. Not to mention the harmful stuff they put in it. No thank you, I'll take my chances without poisoning myself!
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    I've only had the flu once in my 55 years, about 38 years ago. It kicked my butt.


    I just can't get off the fence on this flu shot thing. The factor that has stopped me from getting a shot was the flu like symptoms. It appears from the feedback here that no one has experienced this issue.


    Looks like I may roll the dice and get the shot.



    Quote Originally Posted by cadman View Post
    Publix gave you $25 to get a flu shot from them this year.
    Google has no info on the $25. Can you elaborate so that I may partake? Thanks


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    Up here in Jax, an article in the paper the other day interviewed one local clinic and they were seeing 50% of the Flu cases said they had received a flu shot this year and that it appeared that the type of virus we are getting this year, the shot was only 10-20% effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Ex-pat View Post
    The ER thread showed that a lot of forum members get their health advice online. I would recommend asking Google or better yet Siri.
    I don't get advice online, as much as I do research. Call it prescreening. Some Docs even find it helpful.

    I would recommend you all get the flu shot

    A.) I don't have to because I have a super immune system (I Googled it)
    B.) If you all get it them my chances of getting it goes down

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    Get one every year(free at the VA)And the phenuminia shot every five.
    Haven't got sick so far.
    Flu shot helped? dumb luck? who knows.
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