10-19-2020, 04:12 PM
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  • chazt
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It’s here gents. Flu season is upon us. Go get your flu shot.

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 10-19-2020, 04:32 PM
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I got mine in September.

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 10-19-2020, 05:05 PM
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  • Garb
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My arm was sore for almost 3 days after that one.

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 10-19-2020, 05:13 PM
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Done - my doctor's staff reported skyrocketing demand this year, especially with the fogey formula which I require ..

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 10-19-2020, 05:31 PM
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Well done, Gentlemen.

Keep it coming Shave Nook. This should be a massive thread!

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 10-19-2020, 06:27 PM
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I always get a flu shot.  This year, with the risk of coronavirus, it was even more  compelling to get one.

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 10-19-2020, 06:51 PM
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(10-19-2020, 06:27 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I always get a flu shot.  This year, with the risk of coronavirus, it was even more  compelling to get one.

Same for me.

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 10-19-2020, 11:23 PM
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I am well into spring here in Australia, but I also get a flu shot. I once worked in infectious diseases. I read the daily cases reports.

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 10-20-2020, 01:53 AM
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(10-19-2020, 06:51 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(10-19-2020, 06:27 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I always get a flu shot.  This year, with the risk of coronavirus, it was even more  compelling to get one.

Same for me.


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 10-20-2020, 03:13 AM
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(10-20-2020, 01:53 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(10-19-2020, 06:51 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(10-19-2020, 06:27 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I always get a flu shot.  This year, with the risk of coronavirus, it was even more  compelling to get one.

Same for me.


+1

Yes. There’s no sense in putting one’s self into jeopardy. And adding to the overburdened hospitals isn’t going to help rid us of the pandemic.

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 10-20-2020, 05:10 AM
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  • Rufus
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I have one every year and had this year’s version last week.  Vaccine supply is tight because of unexpectedly high demand this year.  My doctor’s supply is fully committed until mid-November at the moment.

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 10-20-2020, 11:40 AM
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I've been trying to get one but can't find one. Yeah, I need the "adult" version too.

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 10-20-2020, 12:18 PM
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(10-20-2020, 05:10 AM)Rufus Wrote: I have one every year and had this year’s version last week.  Vaccine supply is tight because of unexpectedly high demand this year.  My doctor’s supply is fully committed until mid-November at the moment.
I understand. Many times in years past, during late summer/early autumn office visits, my doctor asked me to tell him what my plans were for the upcoming flu vaccination season. He must have been trying to estimate how many doses he’d need to order.

(10-20-2020, 11:40 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I've been trying to get one but can't find one. Yeah, I need the "adult" version too.
Have you checked the chain pharmacies in the area?

It’s interesting you speak of an “adult” version. My wife was jabbed yesterday. It was her first year at the higher dose. They indicated a number of possible, brief (perhaps just hours long) side effects, but as yet she seems just fine - it’s 24 hours now. I was just reading that the opposite end of the spectrum is somewhat different as well. Young children apparently benefit from two doses of the vaccine during the course of the season.

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 10-20-2020, 04:58 PM
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Mine scheduled tomorrow

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 10-20-2020, 05:04 PM
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My husband I got ours last week. He had a pneumonia shot at the same time, and one of the two gave him a fever and a very sore arm, and a general malaise for a day or two. I just had a sore arm, but nothing too bad. We got the enhanced version - we had to preorder it at the pharmacy but we got it the next day.

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 10-20-2020, 06:01 PM
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(10-20-2020, 04:58 PM)Lipripper60 Wrote: Mine scheduled tomorrow

(10-20-2020, 05:04 PM)Mystic Water Wrote: My husband I got ours last week. He had a pneumonia shot at the same time, and one of the two gave him a fever and a very sore arm, and a general malaise for a day or two. I just had a sore arm, but nothing too bad. We got the enhanced version - we had to preorder it at the pharmacy but we got it the next day.

Well done, Citizens. Planning important activities is a smart thing to do.

I’ve been getting the flu shot since 1997, and knock on wood other than a handful of bad head colds, have been relatively unscathed by flu-like symptoms. Fwiw, I’ve had a sore arm just once or twice in all the years of getting jabbed. Generally better by the second day.

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 10-20-2020, 06:46 PM
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The 2nd pneumonia shot really knocked me for a loop and shots generally have no effect on me. I was a pincushion in the military, inoculated for everything since I could be anywhere on the planet in 24 hours and no problems, but I was much younger too. But the pneumonia? It was by far the worst (50 years later).

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 10-21-2020, 04:03 PM
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I got mine at the local RiteAid. It was quick, free, and came with a pile of useless coupons.

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 10-21-2020, 04:10 PM
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(10-20-2020, 11:40 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I've been trying to get one but can't find one. Yeah, I need the "adult" version too.

Although I qualified for the high dose vaccine, but it wasn’t available anytime soon so I went with the regular one.  The experience in Australia and NZ was that this year’s flu was very muted because of the protocols in place for COVID-19; thus I thought it was reasonable to have the regular dose.

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 10-21-2020, 04:59 PM
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(10-21-2020, 04:10 PM)Rufus Wrote:
(10-20-2020, 11:40 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I've been trying to get one but can't find one. Yeah, I need the "adult" version too.

Although I qualified for the high dose vaccine, but it wasn’t available anytime soon so I went with the regular one.  The experience in Australia and NZ was that this year’s flu was very muted because of the protocols in place for COVID-19; thus I thought it was reasonable to have the regular dose.

You’d think that it would be a priority to make the necessary doses available to the people who are most vulnerable.

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