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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I think I've decided to get one. Both DH and I were sick for a couple weeks in February. Not fun, I haven't had one in about 25 years. When I had one back then, my fibromyalgia really started up horribly, I got the flu, pneumonia, ear infections, and all the antibiotics I took seemed to cause Irritable bowel syndrome, which I still struggle with.. Who knows.......maybe the strains in the flu shot I got wasn't what I got. I'm really nervous about getting one though. It's hard to know what to do.
    I did just finally get a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine though. I was sort of ticked off. The med tech that gave me the vaccine gave it so high, it was almost in my shoulder.
    I would never get the shingles vaccine.

    Could you tell me why you feel that way?

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    Yall know This thread is seven years old, right?

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    IL, yes we can read. But its a relevant topic every fall)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Ya’ll know This thread is seven years old, right?
    I thought it was a perennial topic, kind of like what you had for dinner or what you decluttered or something.

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    I would get the shingles shot but am severely allergic to one of the ingredients.

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    Flu no, shingles yes.

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    I'm not sure if it matters much. I've never had the flu shot ever. But last year I got the flu after 20 years flu free. Just a mild case. But I'm starting to have more lung issues . The smoke here is so severe, I never really fully recover from it anymore .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiam View Post
    I thought it was a perennial topic, kind of like what you had for dinner or what you decluttered or something.
    Yes it is a perennial topic, and I suppose it is efficient to keep discussion all in one thread even if the discussion covers seven years. I just don’t know that any information from seven years ago is factual today.

    There is a new shingles Vaccine and Catherine has talked about it. I won’t get a flu shot I’m not worried about getting flu at this point, I’m 64 years old. Now shingles, that worries me a lot, so I should probably get the vaccine. I don’t care much it costs, I don’t care if I get a discount, I don’t care if my insurance pays for it I don’t care, I just don’t want to get shingles.

    But I just heard that that a friend of a friend got Gillion Barre syndrome from the shingles shot and that is a nasty thing. Paralysis for months. Oh yeah, not
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Yes it is a perennial topic, and I suppose it is sufficient to keep discussion all in one thread even if the discussion covers seven years. I just don’t know that any information from seven years ago is factual today.

    There is a new shingles Vaccine and Catherine has talked about it. I won’t get a flu shot I’m not worried about getting flu at this point, I’m 64 years old. Now shingles, that worries me a lot, so I should probably get the vaccine. I don’t care much it costs, I don’t care if I get a discount, I don’t care if my insurance pays for it I don’t care, I just don’t want to get shingles.

    But I just heard that that a friend of a friend got Gillion Barre syndrome from the shingles shot and that is a nasty thing. Paralysis for months. Oh yeah, not
    I wonder how many people are going back that far? I only read the last page.

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    Got mine a few weeks ago. Have done so every year since 1995.

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