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What are everyone’s opinions on the flu vaccinations? I have never had it done before and have only ever caught the flu once. I am thinking of getting a vax this year to make sure I don’t bring home the virus and give it to the little one.

Posted anonymously, 15th April 2014

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  • I am ambivalent… I had it this year as it was free at work, but I got a really hellish flu this year whilst in Bali, and it took loads of drugs to get rid of, and many, many weeks!

  • I get it free at work every year but didn’t this year. so far all good. you still catch virus/head colds though

  • I had never previously gotten the fluvax but I did when I was pregnant and have continued to do so. I figured that if I can help keep away some of the germs from my family, then I should!

  • Also; if travelling it might be advisable?

  • It really does depend on the individual; it is recommended for the elderly and people with compromised health.

  • It’s up to you, however I’m not big on the flu vax.

  • The fluvax is altered each year to keep up with changes in the flu virus itself, I think it is a positive although I dont get the shots myself

  • I have had one 2 years running now and recommend it, so many strains of the flu are dangerous to the elderly and young

  • i have done it ever year and have never had the flu

  • i am always a go go on vaccine :)

  • I wouldn’t go a cold & flu season with out getting the vaccination, so I’d say “Yes”, go ahead and have it done. Five years ago, non-vaccinated, I got the flu and I ended up being hospitalized with it, it was so bad & I was so ill. Seriously, I have never felt so sick in all my life. Temperature of 42 degrees, pain that made childbirth seems like a picnic, and unable to move from bed. And it threw the household into utter chaos, because I wasn’t able to do even the basics. You’ll still get colds & sore throats, but you won’t be bed-ridden for days with the flu.

  • It will protect you and from passing it on to ur little one.

  • i get my shot done

  • I did have it this year, and had a slight reaction, nothing bad. Not sure I’m keen to get my 3year old to have it though

  • Hubby gets it each year as it is a requirement as a volunteer Ambo, I however refuse each year (I am diabetic so get for free) as every year I watch hubby spend a few days in bed to recover from a bad cold (one of us still needs to be able to parent lol). I had a bad case of the flu 15 years ago and believe that I have some natural immunity.

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