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Get those flu shots!!

Offline Coi

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Get those flu shots!!
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:12:11 PM »
Just a friently reminer that lots of places have flu shots in, and now is a great time to get one to make sure your immunity is up before con!!

(Also, if you live near a Publix, they will give you a $10 gift card just for getting the flu shot there!)

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 08:07:05 AM »
That's how the government gets you!!!! Just ask Joshua!!!
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 10:15:08 AM »
have to wait til october.... (our office lines us up in a conference room and visiting nurses stab us.  not quite the government, but almost.   ;) )

just taking wellness caps and lots of OJ before then.
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 10:00:38 PM »
Its too early for flu shots. immunity wanes as the season goes on. Get it too early and if the back end of the season is particularly bad then you may have increased chance of getting the flu. It still wont be as bad but even a "light" case of the flu is tough.
OTC wellness stuff is a waste of money. No robust and reputable studies support its use. You do get to pee out several dollars worth of vitamins though. Best protection is constant hand washing, cover coughs/sneezes, hand sanitizer, eat decent and actually sleep. Barring those things GOOD LUCK!

The Govt loves you and wants you to be healthy Rondal. They need you to be healthy to pay your taxes. NOW GET BACK TO WORK SLACKER!
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 08:26:13 AM »
Its too early for flu shots. immunity wanes as the season goes on. Get it too early and if the back end of the season is particularly bad then you may have increased chance of getting the flu. It still wont be as bad but even a "light" case of the flu is tough.
OTC wellness stuff is a waste of money. No robust and reputable studies support its use. You do get to pee out several dollars worth of vitamins though. Best protection is constant hand washing, cover coughs/sneezes, hand sanitizer, eat decent and actually sleep. Barring those things GOOD LUCK!

The Govt loves you and wants you to be healthy Rondal. They need you to be healthy to pay your taxes. NOW GET BACK TO WORK SLACKER!

I was with you right up to the point that where you said "eat decent and actually sleep".....  this is not the correct way to do con.   I instead opt for a simple 1-a-day type multivitamin and imbibing copious amounts of a specific antiseptic liquid.

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 08:48:01 AM »
Its too early for flu shots. immunity wanes as the season goes on. Get it too early and if the back end of the season is particularly bad then you may have increased chance of getting the flu. It still wont be as bad but even a "light" case of the flu is tough.
OTC wellness stuff is a waste of money. No robust and reputable studies support its use. You do get to pee out several dollars worth of vitamins though. Best protection is constant hand washing, cover coughs/sneezes, hand sanitizer, eat decent and actually sleep. Barring those things GOOD LUCK!

The Govt loves you and wants you to be healthy Rondal. They need you to be healthy to pay your taxes. NOW GET BACK TO WORK SLACKER!
No they don't!!!! It's how they cull the population and keep big pharma in business!!! (Adjust tin foil hat) They give you cancer and autism and the die-a-beetus and flying ghona-rona-cachis!!!!
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 10:31:53 AM »
It's fine to get vaccinated for the flu now. I encourage everyone to do so. But it takes at least 2 weeks to take effect, maybe 6-8 weeks.  so a vaccine now won't protect you for the Con. And while influenza circulates year round, the odds of being exposed to true influenza this time of year is extremely low.   You will need the flu vaccine for December-April.

The last 2 years the vaccine did not match up well the the viral strain circulating in North America. 

the live virus nasal vaccine/ FluMist has been off the market but is supposed to be back this year.

Randal- I also prescribe a specific type of cough syrup.  doctors orders

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 11:51:58 AM »
yeah, that mismatched vaccine last year was just spiffy.  ::)  i came down with something (not The Flu--they did a swab--but some other virus) that had me in bed for 5 days. (right after a con, oddly enough...  :P ) i can't even remember the last time i spent five days in bed sick.)
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 03:11:48 PM »
Enterovirus and Adenovirus are both going around now. Both are bad. Neither have a vaccine. 

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 03:58:50 PM »
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"You and I remember Budapest very differently."

"I like feet."

"Am I being tangible? ...Gary?"

"How quickly can we buy this building?"

"...doors and corners..."

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Offline noitsnotrandal

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »
I don't want no government viruses!!
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 11:10:02 AM »
*remembers to put hand sanitizer on the shopping list*

The past two years I've come home fine, but the hubby brings home the crud and I succumb 2 weeks later. Sigh. 

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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 04:54:05 PM »
We get ours in the fall. 
They need a vaccine for ConCrud.
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 09:39:02 AM »
It's fine to get vaccinated for the flu now. I encourage everyone to do so. But it takes at least 2 weeks to take effect, maybe 6-8 weeks.  so a vaccine now won't protect you for the Con. And while influenza circulates year round, the odds of being exposed to true influenza this time of year is extremely low.   You will need the flu vaccine for December-April.

The last 2 years the vaccine did not match up well the the viral strain circulating in North America. 

the live virus nasal vaccine/ FluMist has been off the market but is supposed to be back this year.

Randal- I also prescribe a specific type of cough syrup.  doctors orders

Yes, wasn't the flu vaccine like 10% effective the the last few years since they didn't formulate the vaccine to the dominant strains?   Surely successful as an incredible $$ generator though.  I've been talked into it maybe twice in the last 10 years, but I generally don't get sick anyway.   After having a child in daycare for years and now another  and being exposed every day, I'm pretty darn bulletproof.
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Re: Get those flu shots!!
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2018, 10:19:41 AM »
/\ Mortal knows what's up!
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