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Flu Shot

Is anyone getting the flu shot this year?  I got the flu shot for the first time two years and after two weeks, I got so sick and was sick for about 3 weeks... it  was horrible.

Last year, I didn't get the shot because of the shortages in the area.  They weren't allowing the average person to get the shot.

This year, even though a shortage was delivered to the area, there are no restrictions so I got the shot this morning...  I'm really hoping I don't get sick like last time, but I'm feeling quite dizzy and getting hot flashes... and I'm way too young to be getting hot flashes!!  Plus, the made me get the shot in my right arm though my left arm is the designated shot arm.  Always has been.  They said something about it being regulated that everyone MUST get the shot in their right arm.  Has anyone heard of this rule?

How do others react to the shot?

Comment balloon 7 commentsDonna Harris • October 10 2006 01:00PM


I get a flu shot every year, because one year I missed a week of work with the flu.  I know the shot cannot cover all of the kinds of flu, but I have been successful at avoiding the flu since.  The medical community will tell you that "you cannot get the flu from a flu shot because it is not a live vaccine."

Best of luck! 

Posted by Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional about 12 years ago
Definitely thinking about it. Last Christmas I got so sick I almost had to cancel my travel plans. As they say, a little prevention and all that.-Charles
Posted by Jacqulyn Richey, Las Vegas Real Estate (Prominent Realty Group) about 12 years ago

I don't get one because 1) I hate needles & 2) I heard from many that it doesn't help because the vaccine is created from LAST year's virus & doesn't work on the changed this year's virus.

Hope it works for you!

Posted by Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents (Florida Future Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

"The Lovely Donna"

Sorry...I could not resist:

We are never too young for a good ole' fashioned Hot Flash! Yipee.

Okay I'm done...Sorry.

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...Kum La Ka Lakka...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago
I will definitely be getting the shot this year.  I have been getting the flu every year for the past 3 years and I have heard that the flu shot will prevent the most terrible aspects of the flu.
Posted by Willie Norris (Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago

Yes, the vaccine is created with last year's strain, but it also helps your body's immune system fight a strange, unfamilair thing in the body, so if your body tries to get the new strain, the immune system will be stronger... at least that's my interpretation.

I had a couple of drinks last night to make the pain go away, because wow, did it hurt last night... it's a little stiff this morning, but feeling better.  No more hot flashes!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 12 years ago
I'll take my chances.. not a fan of shots. I do not give it to my children either because it contains thimerosal.
Posted by Kerri Brencsons (Lift Interiors LLC) about 12 years ago