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GRANA   here; Neither of us has gotten the flu in over 30 years. Over 20 years ago  we began to get our yearly  flu shots.We get  our pneumonia shots as often as suggested( 
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FLLU SHOTS & OTHER IMMUNIZATIONS HAD YOURS YET????

posted at 9/4/2013 8:17 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
Neither of us has gotten the flu in over 30 years. Over 20 years ago  we began to get our yearly  flu shots.We get  our pneumonia shots as often as suggested(  every  7-10 years).
Nothing has changed; we stil get neither the flu or pneumonia!; but flu shots due onOct first; the first available in town according to  internet&  phone reaearch
This year it is suggested we et the shingles vaccine...neither of us remembers having the chicken pox in childhood.All of our parents ar dead& no one to ask; so I thinkwe'l get the shots when suggested by   our docs.
hUBBY MADE A BUNCH OF PHONECALLS& ONLINE RESEARCH LOOKING FOR  FLU SHOT CLINICS;
nONE  of our drs offices have picked out dates for  flu shot clinics yet.The nearest oharmacy is already  starting to advertise "o appt; needed; just  come in w/ filed in online form & get your shots"

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posted at 9/5/2013 1:04 AM EDT
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Didn't get mine for this year yet but will probably have to get it soon since I am around sick people all the time now.  Can't remember having the flu in the last 40 years but no point in taking chances now.

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posted at 9/5/2013 7:44 AM EDT
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Can't have the flu vaccine, showed an allergy to eggs thought I eat them all the time and bake with them.  Doctor said doesn't matter it could cause me to have a reaction.  Thinking I might get the shingles vaccine, since so many folks around here have had shingles and they are so painful.  Not sure if that vaccine has egg basis also, but will check that out next time I'm at the mds.

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posted at 9/5/2013 7:59 AM EDT
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 we got all of the shots for that.

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posted at 9/5/2013 8:26 AM EDT
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I don't get the flu shot as 9 years ago I had the shot and  got so sick had Gillian berate I spelled this wrong . but had a 3 week stay in hospital . I lost all feeling from the waist  down and had to learn to walk all over again . my legs still are numb . the shot gave it to me . I saw it on TV  it was a warning about flu shots and side affects.

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posted at 9/5/2013 9:26 AM EDT
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With my husband in Adult Day Care we MUST get flu shots.  Last year no flu but worse I think he picked up a Noro virus that was raging through the facility.  I think this year if that occurs again I will keep him home.  I think in 4 days I must have done 30 loads of laundry!  He has had the Shingles shot and pneumonia not sure when they have to be repeated I will check at the Dr's office when I bring him in for the flu shot. I was a bit nervous about the Shingles shot if he would have a reaction but I figured it would be better than him getting Shingles.  No way I could explain to him what was going on. 

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posted at 9/5/2013 10:09 AM EDT
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i'm waiting for the 4-in-1 shot to come in  better protection
I have not had the shingles shot as my dr does not recommend it since it will not keep you from getting shingles  they don't even keep it in the office, since patient has to pay for it

I have had the shingles twice   the first time  my dr recognized it early onset and I was able to take the a-cyclovier drug     and it stopped it in its tracks      I still had some pain and itching for months    but very few spots spread-----------------nothing like my mom or sister had all from waist to top of head    their drs kept treating a different diagnosis until it was too late to use the drug
the second case I recognized immediately and the dr put me on the drug again        and it was almost nothing

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posted at 9/5/2013 11:07 AM EDT
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I never ger them

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posted at 9/5/2013 4:35 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Hi NELLIE V;Thanks for the encouraging l information; I did know that  prompt  ( &  correct )treatment can prevent  the symptoms  of shingles;     I'll keep  my awareness on high &  hope can prevent shingles ; as My mother suffered w/ it for a long time; I certainly want to avoid them myself.
So far my  dr  hasn't even mentioned the vaccine to me;I'll have to bring it up on my next visit !!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted at 9/22/2013 5:49 PM EDT
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I haven't gotten one, but I did get them for my kids.

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posted at 9/24/2013 8:01 AM EDT
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flu shot today

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posted at 9/24/2013 9:15 AM EDT
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We don't do the flu shots in our house. We did when my teenage children were younger and then we would all get the flu. Since we have stopped getting them we haven't had the flu since then.

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posted at 10/2/2013 9:14 AM EDT
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I got mine this morning at work.  Since I'm over 65 I got the "high dose" shot

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posted at 10/2/2013 4:44 PM EDT
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Just got a phone call that the VA clinic will be having a walk in shot clinic the middle of the month.  I am going to as the nurse when she comes tomorrow if he needs to get the Shingle shot if so we have to go to North Chicago since the clinic site will not have that one. He had it last year and I am not sure if it is a yearly shot or not. (If anyone knows let me know)

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posted at 10/4/2013 7:39 AM EDT
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Nikki, I believe the shingles shot is a one time deal.  I got mine a few years ago.  Also the pneumonia shot is a one time deal and I've gotten that one too.   When I was in line for my flu shot there was a sign that said "over 65, see us about the high-dose shot" and another one that said "allergy to eggs, see us".  Don't know what the egg one was about but maybe they have a shot that isn't egg based.

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posted at 10/4/2013 8:50 AM EDT
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Just like Judy O, I've had the one time shingles shot* and the one time pneumonia.  This year I did not hear/read/see anything about "high dose" - I had the same shot  as usual.  I was asked about egg allergies.

* Did I read somewhere that soon a shingles booster will be suggested?

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posted at 10/4/2013 4:35 PM EDT
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I will get my flu shotfr om our local hospital where I volunteer.  Also a tb test.  The tb test is required but not the flu shot.

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posted at 10/4/2013 6:05 PM EDT
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I have my annual physical on Oct 21st, and will get my flu shot at that time.  Don't want to get the flu shot too early, as I want full coverage for the whole season.   I've had the pneumonia shot, but not the shingles.  I had shingles about 10 years ago.  Was not fun!!!!

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posted at 10/6/2013 7:36 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 We both got our flu shots on October  first ....... no side  effects, so far, accept  itching in the area of the shot, relieved by application of baby oil, maybe it 's just dry skin, it was starting to itch before the shot
.Undecided

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posted at 10/6/2013 9:30 PM EDT
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Got my flu shot a week ago.
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