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2kids2cats
My babies

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f

Flu Shot

Is anyone getting it? I never did before in my life and have been lucky...but am on the fence with it now.

Posted 11/10/05 11:26 AM
 
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AnnBrunoXO
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Name:
MaMMa

Re: Flu Shot

I usually get it, but i decided not to this year because of the pregnancy - even though I heard it is safe to take in the 2nd trimester...

Posted 11/10/05 11:32 AM
 

MrsBumbleb
it's me

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Christine

Re: Flu Shot

I get it every year, and was having a hard time finding it before flu season. My OB recommended I definitely get it but she didn't have it yet nor did my primary Dr. I actually got it from my Mom's Dr. while I was taking her to an appointment.

Posted 11/10/05 11:34 AM
 

AndreaLMT
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Re: Flu Shot

My OB Nurse (along with every Pregnancy mag I've been reading) suggested I do so, but I almost never get the flu & I'm afraid of getting the symptoms after the shot is administered.
I'll pass on the shot & take my chances.Chat Icon

Posted 11/10/05 11:38 AM
 

november12003
Love my boys...

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Jenn

Re: Flu Shot

My OB wants me to get it too...I never have, so I might pass as well.

Posted 11/10/05 11:39 AM
 

anon
where's winter?

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Re: Flu Shot

i've never gotten one, don't plan to start now unless my dr. presents me with a convincing argument.

Posted 11/10/05 11:48 AM
 

monkeybride
My Everything

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Re: Flu Shot

Never have and probably never will. I was pregnant during flu season last year and didn't get it and I work in healthcare and I am around sick people all the time. I never get the flu, I just think I have a really good immune system.

Posted 11/10/05 11:49 AM
 

MrsJ
I love my Katie Bug

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Kathy

Re: Flu Shot

Never got it before the pregnancy and didnt want to start now.

Posted 11/10/05 11:51 AM
 

2kids2cats
My babies

Member since 6/05

5229 total posts

Name:
f

Re: Flu Shot

I agree with you guys, thanks!

Posted 11/10/05 12:03 PM
 

Corinne
My munchkins

Member since 5/05

5010 total posts

Name:
corinne

Re: Flu Shot

i got mine two weeks ago. everything that i read says that if you get the flu during pregnancy your more likely to end up in the hospital with pnemonia or upper respitory. also passed the immunity onto the baby for the first 4 months.

Posted 11/10/05 12:32 PM
 

pnm1654
Mommy to 2 boys!

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Re: Flu Shot

My OB suggested I get it, but I opted to pass. I've never gotten the flu.

Posted 11/10/05 12:40 PM
 

NovemberSue
LIF Adolescent

Member since 11/05

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Name:
Susan

Re: Flu Shot

I'm getting it next week. My DH didn't get it last year and he was so sick.

Posted 11/10/05 12:58 PM
 

Marybeth222
My Girls!

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Marybeth

Re: Flu Shot

I'm getting it next week. My doctor highly recommended I get it. My OB did not have it, although my Primary Care Physician did.

Posted 11/10/05 1:38 PM
 

nywebchic
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Member since 8/05

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Re: Flu Shot

My OB recommended but I keep on debating whether or not to get it.
I heard that the flu effects are worse than the actual shot. I am afraid of getting the flu because I do get it every few years or so and I have never been vaccinated before. My husband got the shot already which I was glad
because he works with the public and commutes on the subway...so many yucky germs!

Now that I am pregnant and my immune system is weaker, it's a different story
so I think I am going to get the shot....but waiting for my OB to get them in !

Posted 11/10/05 1:46 PM
 

computergirl
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Re: Flu Shot

I got it about a week and a half ago. The OB highly recommended it.

I've gotten the shot for ten years now, since I was about 18, and have never suffered a side effect other than a sore arm!

Posted 11/10/05 2:11 PM
 

bethsiar
LIF Adult

Member since 9/05

1390 total posts

Name:
Beth

Re: Flu Shot

Posted by nywebchic

My OB recommended but I keep on debating whether or not to get it.
I heard that the flu effects are worse than the actual shot. I am afraid of getting the flu because I do get it every few years or so and I have never been vaccinated before. My husband got the shot already which I was glad
because he works with the public and commutes on the subway...so many yucky germs!

Now that I am pregnant and my immune system is weaker, it's a different story
so I think I am going to get the shot....but waiting for my OB to get them in !




I will probably get it when I get preggo altho I vowed to NEVER get it again. A few years ago, it freakin gave me the flu! I was horribly horribly sick for over a week, it was the worst sickness I ever experienced, next to getting pneumonia when I was in Cancun (back in college of course lol)

Posted 11/10/05 2:38 PM
 

Faithx2
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Re: Flu Shot

No thank you,passing on it as well......... and I am also in the healthcare field.

Message edited 11/11/2005 4:40:54 PM.

Posted 11/10/05 2:54 PM
 

Corinne
My munchkins

Member since 5/05

5010 total posts

Name:
corinne

Re: Flu Shot

you still can get the flu if you get the flu shot there are different strains of the flu and the flu is given to eliminate the most common one and to help so that you dont get a very bad case of it.

Posted 11/10/05 5:46 PM
 

pharmcat2000
Mom of 2 + 1

Member since 10/05

7395 total posts

Name:
Catherine

Re: Flu Shot

The flu shot is not a live vaccine (unless you get the intranasal mist) so it can not give you the flu. The immunity usually takes at least 2 weeks to build up, so you would probably have gotten sick anyway. The flu shot also doesn't protect you from "colds". It is specific to the influenza virus, and it is formulated to give you immunity to the most common strains projected for that year. Once your immunity is built up from the shot, if you do get the flu, it is usually shorter and much milder. When pregnant, your immune system is already stressed by growing another person, so it is usually a good idea to take any steps possible to protect yourself (and the little baby), since high fevers and steps involved in treating the the flu can be dangerous to the baby. I'm glad to hear you are thinking about getting the shot when you get PG. Unless you can't already tell, I am a big advocate of the flu shot mainy because I had the flu a few years ago and I was sicker than I EVER want to be again. I take every step possible to avoid it. Also, working in healthcare, I see how sick the flu actually can make people.

Posted 11/11/05 3:50 AM
 

Jenziba
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Member since 5/05

6265 total posts

Name:
Jennifer

Re: Flu Shot

I've never gotten a flu shot and won't be getting one now.

Posted 11/11/05 6:37 AM
 
 

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