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flu jab? is it worth bothering? – c h i e f y

c h i e f y

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Posts: 415
From: Surrey, United Kingdom
Registered: 03-07-2002
I went for my flu jab today with the missus

we arrived at 1215pm at the Health centre - YEP! It's a Saturday and the waiting room was PACKED OUT

we waited for 10 minutes before being called but it wasn't for the jab, it was for another smaller waiting room

ANOTHER 10 minutes, we get called through to an even smaller waiting room - WHAT A PROCESS but then - a total of 25 minutes later finally the jab, a LOT LESS PAINFUL than I was expecting, it was nothing in fact, just a scratch and the nurse said that they were doing 400 every Saturday anybody else getting the jab?

we heard it cost 25 but we were not charged

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Simon_Templar

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Posts: 330
From: Eau Claire, WI USA
Registered: 10-25-2004
flu shots are pretty hit or miss. about 1/3 of the time its ineffective because the flu mutates too much so the antibodies don't work. About another 1/3 of the time you actually get the flu from the shot (albeit a usualy less intense version).

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bennythebear

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Posts: 1225
From: kentucky,usa
Registered: 12-13-2003
i don't think i've ever had the flu. unless there's a 24 hour version, because i've had intense symptoms of the flu, but it was gone it a day, happened twice i think.

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CobraA1

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From: MN
Registered: 02-19-2001
I'm going to risk it and not get the shot. I'm still young and strong. I've survived worse diseases.

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ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
I'm gonna risk it. I have a pretty good immune system, almost never get sick, and if I do, I'm usually okay, while the rest of my family... well, not too good. basically, if I get it, it's not good.

now.. watch me get sick after saying this...

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bennythebear

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Posts: 1225
From: kentucky,usa
Registered: 12-13-2003
prob'ly will arch

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Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

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