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I HAVE gotten the flu shot and have NOT gotten sick 79 26.33%
I HAVE had the flu even after getting the shot. 9 3.00%
I have NOT had the shot and I have NOT had the flu this year. 169 56.33%
I have NOT had the shot and I HAVE had the flu this year. 43 14.33%
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #71
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I did get a flu shot, thankfully, at my local CVS. My baby also received the flu shot, or flu mist, I don't recall. She receives all her vaccinations, and on schedule too! Yay!

Anyway, my husband is the only one who did not get the flu shot. He is just recovering from the flu now! Baby and I did not get it. Hmmm.

My secretary is one of those people who will not get the flu shot because "she got sick from it one year." Yeah, she just got the flu and had to miss work because of it. Sigh. It hit her very hard too.

Anyway, flu season has just begun, and they say it's supposed to be a bad one, so ya'll should revisit this thread in a few months.
Hate to be Debbie downer but your not out of the woods. I am 99% sure DD had the flu and strep before me. I know strep for sure but other symptoms were same as my confirmed influenza B. She was never tested for the flu. I forget how long she had her symptoms before I got mine. I know over a week.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #73
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No shot and DS is + for the flu. I don't regret not getting us vaccinated.
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I have had the flu shot every year for at least the last 19 years (started getting it in college) and haven't had the flu in at least 10 years.
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No flu shot here. SIL had confirmed untyped influenza A just days after visiting, and we all got sick as well. But no fevers, no bodyaches, etc, just exhaustion, and lots and lots of snot and coughing.
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I have never had the flu shot and also never had the flu.
My kids and dh all have had their shots, and also no flu. None of us have ever had it, and this is the first year the kids have gotten the vax. Dh has had the vax before, bc he works in the ER and sees a lot of it. He has said this year is really bad for flu - much worse than a couple of years ago, with the h1n1 panic. He had 8 confirmed cases of flu in one shift (and he maybe sees 10-12 patients per 12 hour shift).

Eta - I will probably get the shot, one of these days.
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I think the last flu shot I got was 20+ years ago

The flu? I don't know, I do still get sick sometimes but I recover pretty quickly.
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We all got the flu at Christmas time except for the baby. I think he was spared because I got it first and he's breastfeeding, so he got the antibodies. We don't get the shot. Plenty of rest, fluids, and medicine and we got through it just fine.
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Hate to be Debbie downer but your not out of the woods. I am 99% sure DD had the flu and strep before me. I know strep for sure but other symptoms were same as my confirmed influenza B. She was never tested for the flu. I forget how long she had her symptoms before I got mine. I know over a week.

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We shall see! I'm feeling pretty confident, however!

ETA: And, hope you're both feeling better now. I had strep throat last year and it was just the worst!!
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My husband, myself, and my children all got the shot and none of us have had the flu. The only people I know who have gotten the flu did not get the shot.

And that's my anecdote.
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