Flu Shot

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Gerbentrelle

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What is your view on the flu shot as someone with fibro/CF? I am supposed to start work at the hospital and they are hassling me about getting the shot but I have heard mixed answers about the risks of getting it while struggling with fibro. I'd love to hear from people on both sides.
 

Justamom

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I have gotten one this year and last year. I'm also in the medical field. I have had fine results and I haven't had the flu. Only colds and sinus problems. Thank goodness. Many of my coworkers have had the flu. So I'm glad I had the shot.
 

LivetoErr

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This year was the first year in about 5 years that I haven't gotten one. My doctor always said I would be far worse off if I didn't one. I always got them free because that's what they did for people with a compromised immune system. This year I just never found the time to go get one. It kind of scares me though. I was vaccinated for H1N1 when it first hit Canada. Now it's back and I have no idea if I'm covered.

I caught something last weekend. I have no idea if it was a 24 hour stomach bug or another issue. I thought it was my gallbladder but I was sick Saturday, a friend was sick Monday, another friend was sick yesterday and her husband is sick today. We've all been in contact with each other over the week so, who knows.
 
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